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MS source code leak apparently contains XP

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I found a thread on 4chan that apparently shows that the XP source code was leaked.
Not posting link to the source code or thread.

How do these leaks even happen?!
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Meow wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:53 pm
How do these leaks even happen?!
People finally realizing that it is abandonware (10+ years old), and finally releasing it.

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I can confirm that it's legit. It's not just XP though. It's XP SP1, and 2003 RTM. Includes amd64 bits in some of the SP1 code, which is interesting seeing as the AMD64 port of XP was based on 2003, not XP. Will be digging in to this a bit more, as it looks like this is the complete source tree (all components) whereas other leaks were just bits and pieces. 17-18yrs go by and people start to get itchy fingers, I suppose.

There's stuff in there regarding Blackcomb, and what appears to be actual screenshots of what became of Neptune's Activity Centers (it looks a lot like win10's taskbar than anything else). Lots of hidden gems in the whole mix - a lot to unpack.
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The source contains an internal theme, “Candy” I couldn’t get it to compile, but at least someone got it working. Will post a photo very soon.
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Is it this one?
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Windowsbegood wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:16 pm
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Is it this one?
Yep! I couldn't get to compile, so please DM me on Discord about it.

Thank you.

Edit: Nevermind, I got it to compile.
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Dang that looks like an Aqua ripoff.
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I think it looks really nice. Might try it out on VirtualBox.
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DVINTHEHOUSEMAN wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:49 pm
Dang that looks like an Aqua ripoff.
Hence the great emphasis on
Microsoft Guy Named Ryan wrote:(for internal use only)
Also, for those curious.. Here are the switches for PackThem.exe:

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Microsoft (R) Theme Packager (Version 3)
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp 2000. All rights reserved.

Usage: 

    packthem [-o <output name> ] [-k] [-q] <dirname>
      -m    specifies the (full path) name of the image file you want to color shift
      -o    specifies the (full path) name of the output file
      -k    specifies that temp. files should be kept (not deleted)
      -d    do not sign the file when building it
      -q    quite mode (don't print header and progress msgs)

    packthem -u [-a] <packed filename> 
      -u    unpacks the packed file into its separate files in current dir
      -a    writes .ini files as ANSI (defaults to UNICODE)

    packthem -p [-q] <packed filename> 
      -p    Parses the localized packed file and reports errors

    packthem [-c] [-q] <packed filename> 
      -c    check the signature of the already created file

    packthem [-s] [-q] <packed filename> 
      -s    sign the already created file

    packthem [-g] [-q] <packed filename> 
      -g    generate public and private keys

Even a patent for the theming scheme is available here: https://patents.google.com/patent/US20050044504 With the figures being rather similar to the included powerpoint slides in the source.
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Ho-ly cow! The XP source code has leaked after 19 Years.
This is terrible for Microsoft. A lot of the code in XP is used in 10. Wonder how M$ is gonna react to this. Oh and now there’s gonna be OpenXP now. :P
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why would it be terrible...
it is dead outdated system

and honestly WinOCM's compile of Srv03 SP1 seems better than having XP SP1 source...

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Even though XP IS outdated, Microsoft recycles parts of the Source of their previous Windows versions. So Windows 10 may contain some Code from Windows NT 3.1.
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LuLu wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:19 pm
why would it be terrible...
it is dead outdated system

and honestly WinOCM's compile of Srv03 SP1 seems better than having XP SP1 source...
Not really. The biggest issue with their build was the lack of HAL source code. Everything relies on the included HAL's. Also, the source code for bootvid was missing, as well as smss, which they ended up replacing with tinykrnl (IIRC). It would have been a lot more interesting had WinOCM had this leak to build off of.

The biggest takeaway from this leak is that there are bits and pieces leftover from Neptune's development, as well as what appears to be several potentially working prototypes of DirectUI-based user interface apps, including a replacement Start Menu. Seriously interesting stuff hidden in there. Basically everything in 'nt\windows\advcore' is interesting and obviously not entirely from XP's development.
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Winins wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:27 pm
Yep! I couldn't get to compile, so please DM me on Discord about it.

Thank you.

Edit: Nevermind, I got it to compile.
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Can you DM/post a link?

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dank101 wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:57 pm
Winins wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:27 pm
Yep! I couldn't get to compile, so please DM me on Discord about it.

Thank you.

Edit: Nevermind, I got it to compile.
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Can you DM/post a link?
What do you mean, the msstyles file?
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Winins wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:03 pm
What do you mean, the msstyles file?
Yah, I do

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Haha that theme looks funny. Post a link to it if you dare.
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Do you know how to compile the whole code?
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There are also new concept art screenshots from the activity center I guess in

./NT/windows/advcore/duser/resources/monthlyview.bmp

and

./NT/windows/advcore/duser/resources/dailyview.bmp:

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Kobi wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:10 pm
Do you know how to compile the whole code?
Start Razzle, go to /NT, then run bz. It will compile the whole code which will take a long time.
TinaMeineKatze wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:45 am
There are also new concept art screenshots from the activity center I guess in

./NT/windows/advcore/duser/resources/monthlyview.bmp

and

./NT/windows/advcore/duser/resources/dailyview.bmp:

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These just look just like Windows 8, I love it.
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TinaMeineKatze wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:45 am
There are also new concept art screenshots from the activity center I guess in

./NT/windows/advcore/duser/resources/monthlyview.bmp

and

./NT/windows/advcore/duser/resources/dailyview.bmp:

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You have posted the same screenshot twice?

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This screenshot reminds me of Microsoft Money 2000. It had the same style.
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Matriks404 wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:50 am
You have posted the same screenshot twice?
Oh yes, I'm sorry, I've updated it.
xyz wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:23 am
This screenshot reminds me of Microsoft Money 2000. It had the same style.
https://winworldpc.com/res/img/screensh ... 20Edit.png
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I compiled the candy theme but it looks a bit broken, any way to fix the title bars showing up as black?

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