Greetings to all ReactOS followers! As many of you certainly are aware by now, I have been officially hired by ReactOS Deutschland e.V. to develop the graphical version of the 1st-stage ReactOS installer (“1st-stage GUI setup”). During this first month (September 2023), my goal was to partly sync the code of the setupapi.dll module with Wine’s. Indeed, this module was forked way back in 2005, with later partial synchronizations of its code for some of its functions.
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Salutations from the ReactOS project team! In previous posts, we talked about the ReactOS releasing process and the development status of the project, as well as the hiring of our long-term developer Hermès Bélusca-Maïto (HBelusca). We are making an effort to publish at least 3 newsletters per year, depending on how the development workflow goes. In this newsletter we will highlight some of the contributions made by project developers and contributors, as well as future plans and headlines.
Our team proudly announces that ReactOS Deutschland e.V. has hired Hermès Bélusca-Maïto to work full-time on the ReactOS GUI Setup for the next 5 months, starting September 2, 2023. Hermès is a long-time contributor and developer who worked on the project since 2012. He has several skills and expertise into various components of ReactOS, notably being the Client/Server Runtime Subsystem (CSRSS), Console Server Subsystem (CONSRV), NTVDM, and others. His upcoming goal is to finish the first-stage ReactOS GUI setup, which offers an alternative to the classic first-stage text-mode setup (also called USETUP).
Hello ReactOS followers and enthusiasts! It has been quite a long time since we published the 101th newsletter and so far no further updates have been posted since then. While the ReactOS Twitter account does provide announcements, posts about working applications and such from time to time, much of what is happening with the project as a whole isn’t mentioned. Most of what we are going to talk about is the current situation with releases and overall ReactOS development.