One of the most important ways to maintain our ReactOS development is through Donations, another way is through helping us reach out to new and cool developers by sharing these news!
We're proud to share that our Shop is not just including the USB stick, but also.. 6 new and crazy pieces!
A must have: An awesome ReactOS mug for your breakfast or evening coffee which can't look better. Do you see how that black background makes ReactOS orb shine?
Dealing with Polls
While trying to make JRE 7 work in ReactOS, we discovered, in JRE 6, a "Polling" bug. Just a bug, but that bug has forced us to rewrite a whole part of our Memory Manager! Keep reading and discover why...
So finally the new ReactOS Explorer has arrived!
The new ReactOS Explorer is much more compatible, stable, and comes with more features than the current (and now old) explorer. We expect it to be a big quality jump in terms of usability, and the rockstar feature of the upcoming 0.4 release. Just keep reading to discover more about it!
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!
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.
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.
Fixing the Java RE!
As you may know, JRE 7 has been the Most voted app by the Community in our latest IGG campaign. You've decided, through your votes, that JRE should be running on top of ReactOS, and now it's our time to begin developing the needed compatibility to make it work. If you want to discover how we're fixing it, just keep reading...
The virtual conference room was deathly quiet as Colin and Z finished their report. The gathered represented the core of the project’s decision makers as well as a few of the relevant developers and alumni. All of them were gapping in some fashion or another at the two men standing before them. The first one to verbally react was KJK, who burst out laughing. The others looked somewhat incredulously at him until he managed to recompose himself.
The ReactOS Foundation officially joins the Open Invention Network!
The Open Invention Network is a shared defensive patent pool with the mission to protect Linux. Launched in 2005, OIN has strong industry support with backing from Google, IBM, NEC, Philips, Red Hat, Sony and SUSE (a business unit of Novell).
ReactOS is just a small piece in this big opensource world and even if we're not a Linux project, helping to protect the opensource spirit is, and will always be, a must for us. That's the main reason that pushed us to be part of OIN.
After my last blogpost I didn't achieve much to tell you about. I 'Faenzanized' some control panel applets and the comctl32.dll and wordpad toolbar bitmaps. All apps which make use of the default toolbars should have faenza icons now.
After that my HDD died and I wasn't able to continue my work.
Sadly I have to tell you that I will be unavailable for work reasons for at least 3 months. What I'll do in this post is to tell you how I created the icons. Of course there are more elegant and maybe easier ways to do it but this is the way that worked for me without breaking ReactOS.
So let's stop talking and get to it.
The answer to the mystery about the bunnies’ extracurricular activities came soon enough, in no small part thanks to the amount of time the two spent investigating. The bunnies were extremely useful helper utilities and if they were suffering from a bug, it needed fixing otherwise the project would risk losing one of its more useful tools. By the end of these events the bunnies would be considered one of the core assets underpinning the entire project.
You voted for them. They're now the 3 most voted apps!
When we planned the IndieGoGo strike, one of our main objectives was to fulfill your wishes, and we thought that the best way to do that was to let you choose where to place the money raised during the campaign.
While the IGG campaign didn't reach the expected money-goal, we keep our word and we'll be pushing ReactOS development towards the 3 most voted pieces of software and hardware. It will take a bit longer, but it will be done.