Monday, 03 November 2014 20:19

ReactOS 0.3.17 is about to be released!

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Finally! the ReactOS 0.3.17 version is about to be released!

During the past weeks we couldn't share too much info regarding the Community Edition because our time has been kidnapped by the 0.3.17 release. Enjoy what's coming!

It was just time

As you may know, 0.3.16 was released in February this year. During the past months, tons of new features, rewrites and fixes have been piling up, so it was time to create a new awesome ReactOS version. 8 months of development is a lot and we're sure you'll really enjoy this new ReactOS version. Thanks to your debug log, we took special care about Real Hardware, so several rigs and hardware sets are now working! Also the Community Edition crowdfunding has helped to push 0.3.17 to a new level of compatibility, and this is just the start. Imagine what's coming in 0.4.

Bye Bye 0.3 series!

That's right! 0.3.17 is the definitive "Bye Bye" of the 0.3.x series which has been living with us for about 7 years. It just seems like "yesterday" we branched the revision r25456 as our 0.3.0 release in August 2006, and today we're about to release 0.3.17! There are literally 2.5 times more fixes between 0.3.0 to 0.3.17 than from the very first release to 0.3.0!

No, you really don't want to try 0.3.0 in VBOX.. In fact you simply can't, as VBOX wasn't even supported at that time.

The Party!

So yes!You really can't miss the 0.3.17 version. First of all, because it's a release after 8 months, so believe me when I say you will be absolutely amazed when you compare it with 0.3.16 (just check our tweets and enjoy all the screenshots of apps that work now in 0.3.17). Also, this version marks the end of an era, and for that that it deserves its own Party! You can't miss it, so that one day, you will feel proud of saying: "Ey dude! I am one of those privileged ones who tried the latest release in the 0.3.x series". This happens just once in a lifetime! Stay tuned! the ReactOS 0.3.17 version is about to be released.. Pretty soon!
Víctor Martínez

Víctor Martínez is the current ReactOS PR Team coordinator focused in partnerships and win-win strategies. After funding his own strategy company, he has been working as an operations and strategy advisor for several companies based in Russia, USA, and Europe. When he is not transforming Weakness into Revenue Streams, he is messing and breaking ReactOS Code.


  • Comment Link nicoalta Tuesday, 04 November 2014 19:39 posted by nicoalta

    thank you Community. Do you think I have 13 large anni.Siete you admire very much, February, I follow you by.

  • Comment Link Gill Bates Wednesday, 05 November 2014 23:53 posted by Gill Bates

    need more stability on kernel, more compatibility with games, apps and drivers. and a new shell desktop theme, more modern. this time to Reactos grow as an opensource desktop system alternative to win7/8/10.

  • Comment Link Laur Florin Thursday, 06 November 2014 13:33 posted by Laur Florin

    Hi. I see work underway on adding the NTFS file system... Will NTFS ship with ReactOS 0.4 (at least in your formal plans) ?

  • Comment Link ReactFan Thursday, 06 November 2014 13:47 posted by ReactFan

    Great news huge amount of work that has been made since the last release is impressive in such a short time. In addition, the work that has been made on a new film, memory management, and support for NTFS though it is read-only partitions and not included in the current wydnia impressive. There is therefore nothing else but sincerely congratulate the whole team who works on the system and wait for the upcoming release of 0.4 has a number let's hope that soon it will happen.

  • Comment Link Firefox Thursday, 06 November 2014 23:54 posted by Firefox

    Firefox update doesn't work :(

  • Comment Link StasM Friday, 07 November 2014 19:37 posted by StasM

    Many of us are waiting for multi-user Terminal Services and Remote Desktop Protocol so ReactOS can be used as free Windows-compatible Terminal Server!

  • Comment Link Víctor Martínez Monday, 10 November 2014 17:57 posted by Víctor Martínez

    @Laur Florin
    NTFS is not one of our objectives/milestones for 0.4 really. Probably NTFS will come in the way from 0.4 to 0.5, becoming one of the greatest milestones of 0.5 NTFS is still away to be complete, right now it is able to list files in a read-only way. There is no Write, nor journalism. Also moving towards a new filesystem needs to have a great testing time to polish any bugs found.
    0.4 is "inminent" so NTFS, at least as the OS filesystem, is out of scope.

    Thanks! Yes, a lot of work has been done by the ReactOS Developers. They basically rock!

    Please open a bugreport in Jira so we can track that issue

    Yeah. I'm one of those. We've to wait seems.

  • Comment Link castarco Monday, 17 November 2014 15:20 posted by castarco

    Any ReactOS reaction to the .NET open sourcing movement? :p

  • Comment Link anchor Friday, 19 December 2014 10:33 posted by anchor

    obviously like your website however you have to test the spelling on quite a few of your posts. Several of them are rife with spelling problems and I find it very troublesome to tell the truth then again I'll definitely come back again.


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