From: Tim Roberts (timr_at_probo.com)
Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2004 20:08:57 -0700
"Gary Chanson" <gchanson@No.Spam.TheWorld.net> wrote:
>"Tim Roberts" <email@example.com> wrote:
>> However, SetSysColors is a user-mode API, and this is a kernel-mode
>> newsgroup. You probably want to find a better group for this.
> This is not a kernel-mode news group. It supports kernel and related
>user mode APIs. Questions about device drivers are really the ones which
>are out of place here.
I've read your response three or four times, and I have to admit to a fair
amount of confusion.
Looking just at the newsgroup name, how could
"microsoft.public.win32.programmer.kernel" possibly NOT be about
Looking just at the history, it is clear that 90% of the posts in this
group are, in fact, about device drivers and interacting with device
drivers. Are you suggesting that this group should be dedicated to the
user-mode APIs contained in kernel32.dll? Do you have a reference for
Even if it is about kernel32.dll, SetSysColors is in user32.dll. I
continue to maintain that it would have been more appropriate in another
group. m.p.w.programmer.ui, for example.
-- - Tim Roberts, firstname.lastname@example.org Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc