[quote name='NoNameNeeded' post='841580' date='Mar 11 2009, 01:33 AM']It's not possible to install Adobe Reader 9.1
Google Earth 5 won't install either.[/quote][quote name='starcraftmaster' post='841626' date='Mar 11 2009, 06:44 AM']i tried some windows xp only programs and it didit work[/quote]
I never said that after you install KernelEx you will be able to run ALL
Windows XP applications ever created.
Full XP compatibility will never
In fact I as an author decide which applications I want to see running on 9x and add enhancements to system accordingly. I am perfectly aware that the apps you listed won't work and I can even give you a thousand more examples... but what's the point?!
If you want to see them running - ACTIVELY CONTRIBUTE TO THE PROJECT OR BURN IN HELL
Currently there are only two people in the team
: me and Tihiy.
Taking this into consideration - you should feel very lucky that you can run SO MANY applications. Small list of what you can run with KernelEx:
* Mozilla Firefox 3
* Adobe Flash 10
* OpenOffice.org 3.0
* Java Developer Kit 6
* Java Runtime Environment 6
* Google Picasa 3
* PDF-XChange Viewer
* Doom 3
* Quake 4
* Need for Speed: Most Wanted
* and many other programs - see old KernelEx thread for reference
Instead of moaning about what doesn't work share with the list of programs that DO WORK for you after installing KernelEx
If you want full XP compatibility install XP. EOT.
[quote name='starcraftmaster' post='841626' date='Mar 11 2009, 06:44 AM']but i dont know how to use it
i cant find no kever.ini and theres no read me so i got no clue how to use it i thought you just run programs and it does it all by it self Lol[/quote]
Right click on application (exe or shortcut), select properties, select compatibility tab.
There are predefined settings for some well known programs like Firefox 3.
[quote name='Joseph_sw' post='841630' date='Mar 11 2009, 07:11 AM']after uninstalling the old kernelex, then re-installing this new KernelEx 4.0 RC 1
i trid to re-install directx_nov2008_redist (i know this won't work, but i tried anyway), such error-log entries, will not appear if i disable the KernelEx extension for dxsetup.exe
driven with curiousity i remove the microsoft.NET, and try to reinstall it again with Kex in effect.
first, i install extract all files from dotnetfx.exe (version 1.1.4322.573), without any meddling in compatibily the installation process won't ever finished, i must forcefuly terminate the installation process.
if i try to disable kernelex extension for install.exe (extracted from dotnetfx.exe), this time .net installation went normally.[/quote]
Installing core system components while forcing different system version is gently speaking unwise.
DirectX is definitely a core system component.
I will block the possibility to install it with different version set in compatibility tab in the next release.
If something isn't working with new KernelEx (but used to) - use compatibility tab to disable KernelEx for that program - this is why this option was designed...
[quote name='starcraftmaster' post='841639' date='Mar 11 2009, 09:58 AM']swat 4
installer said you dont have admin rights lol[/quote]
I will look into this issue.
[quote name='starcraftmaster' post='841639' date='Mar 11 2009, 09:58 AM']how much does this program modify my system[/quote]
The installer changes 80 bytes in kernel32.dll to make system ready for new symbol resolve engine (KernelEx Core) and to disable platform checks of executables.
No other system files are modified.
[quote name='Drugwash' post='841671' date='Mar 11 2009, 01:34 PM']Few minor issues encountered along the way:
• The (fixed?) osdn mirror for the tar source package reports 'page not found'; may be a temporary glitch. Changing the path to point to switch instead of osdn fixes the issue.[/quote]
I can't control that. It's an issue at Sourceforge.
[quote name='Drugwash' post='841671' date='Mar 11 2009, 01:34 PM']• May be a good idea to mention 'src
' or 'source
' in archive's name; initially I thought it's just the usual non-installer alternative for the compiled application.[/quote]
[quote name='Drugwash' post='841671' date='Mar 11 2009, 01:34 PM']• Speaking of non-installer... I'd pretty much like to have a zip/7z alternative of the application, for analysis/translation/etc purposes; the NSIS installer doesn't easily allow manual extraction of the content and not everybody has a development environment at hand to build everything up from the sources.[/quote]
Raw archive is not an option. You can extract all files from NSIS installer with 7zip File Manager.
[quote name='Drugwash' post='841968' date='Mar 12 2009, 03:39 PM']Heh... no problems so far with regular 9x applications. I've tried however to run the Unicode version of Miranda IM 0.8 alpha #28 self-built (that's my test bed for KernelEx
) and am constantly getting crashes in UNICOWS.DLL[/quote]
These indicate bugs in MSLU... nothing new. Btw. under what program did you get unicows symbols displayed?
[quote name='Drugwash' post='841968' date='Mar 12 2009, 03:39 PM']I tried to build the debug version of KernelEx with the debug symbols, hoping it would offer more details, but it wouldn't recognize the pdb. Also, KEXBASES.DLL
wouldn't compile with VC6 under 98SE. And the debug symbols for UNICOWS.DLL (unicows.pdb) wouldn't be recognized either, although it's in the same folder with unicows.dll (both in System and in Miranda's folder, just to make sure).[/quote]
Hmm? Wouldn't compile? I compile with VC6 under 98SE myself! The error you are getting is most likely caused because you didn't build KEXCRT first. (I should include build instructions).