Re: Tech question re: Windows CE

From: Ron Crane <voting_at_lastland_dot_net>
Date: Thu Jun 22 2006 - 13:39:48 CDT
Jim March wrote:
Joseph Lorenzo Hall wrote:

  
On 6/21/06, Jim March <jmarch@prodigy.net> wrote:
 

    
Does anybody know where to find a list of WinCE filenames?

I ask because we have the Wyle test reports for the latest Diebold TSx
listing all of the source code files Wyle reviewed.

If we then cross-ref that against a list of CE files, we'll have yet
more proof that Wyle never reviewed CE.

Any ideas?  Or do we get a lawsuit started and get it in discovery from MS?
   

      
Does this help?

<http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/wceosdev5/html/wce50conWindowsCEModulesandComponents.asp>

It lists the names of common WinCE modules... I can imagine the
specific file names are not far off from that. Of course, someone with
Platform Builder will have source code and should be able to find
source code file names for WinCE with some inspection. best, Joe

    

Ah.  Yeah, it's a start.

One thing that jumps out at me...the name of the kernal is dead standard 
according to the link you just gave (nk.lib - "this module is required 
always").  Which jives with a Microsoft chart on the subject, showing  
the "OEM modified bits" in blue:

http://www.equalccw.com/windows_ce_architecture.gif

So if we pull up the Wyle 4.6.4 report:

http://www.bbvforums.org/cgi-bin/forums/board-auth.cgi?file=/2197/32746.html

...we damned well should see an "nk.something" source code file, as 
that's an OEM-modified module and the name never changes.

Aaaaandddd...<digs through the Wyle report>...<digs some more, it's LONG>...

BINGO.

It ain't there.

Well that's it, folks, final proof these things aren't legal.  Absolute 
confirmation that custom code is in every TS/TSx without independent 
review.  Stick a fork in it, it's done, end of discussion.
  
The names of the source files do not necessarily have any resemblance to the name of the library file an app developer links to to call them. But, from the report you cite, it certainly does appear that the ITA examined only the source for Diebold's apps and not its configuration of (and quite possibly changes to) Windows CE.

-R

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