[ros-dev] State of the Repository September 2nd 2005

Gge gerard.gatineau at laposte.net
Sat Sep 3 11:15:09 CEST 2005


WaxDragon wrote:
> First, some stats:
> 
> In August there were:
> * 676 Commits 
> * 49 bugs opened
> * 139 bugs touched
> * 44 bugs closed
> 
> Looking over the logs, here are some of the big and/or highly visible changes:
> 
> *sedwards bought in some winetests (in regtests/winetests)
>  This resulted in some immediate fixes
> *navaraf replaced the pesum tool with pefixup
> *sedwards brought dosfsck in late July, and enabled writing in August.
>  Still needs testing, but seems to work.
> *brandonturner implemented windows style tab completion, replacing the
> bash style we had before.  I believe this can be toggled. Also, cmd
> has really been getting attention from brandonturner and greatlord,
> may little bugs have been fixed. Thanks guys!
> *ion removed the third-party driver info from the hives and placed
> them in the wiki.
>   I felt this was a good move, since it will motivate people to
> fix/implement driver installation.  The interim solution was going to
> be creating .reg files to import or just re-add the info to your local
> hives.  This had the side affect of breaking our vmware video driver
> installer.  After some bugfixes, vmwinst now loads the driver, but
> ReactOS seems unable to set the resolution.
> *navaraf fixed the i8042prt detection, partially fixing the
> AllocConsole bug. This was merged to 0.2.7 and we shipped it as a
> known bug.  We have received just a few reports of the AllocConsole
> bug on IRC, so it seems to work for most.
> *navaraf fixed the translation of extended keys, fixing my bug
> hilighting text with Shift+Arrow keys. Merged to 0.2.7, thanks Filip!
> *ion twiddled the priority code, fixing some winetests
> * ea returned to work on subsystem code
> * gdalsnes fixed ftol, progressing Abiword 2.0.3
> * ion corrected the LPC Message Structures
> * amunger fixed the freeldr.ini Timeout ;0)
> * hbirr fixed several bugs that were blocking selfhosting (ros-on-ros
> compilation)
>   I am able to compile ros on ros with the patch from the selfhosting
> bug. Thanks Hartmut!
> * We found that release builds of msi.dll allow the VMWare Tools
> installer to run, several bugs were fixes in relation to this. Thanks
> everyone!
> *fireball got USB keyboards working on the XBOX, along with various USB fixes
> * ion cleaned up the NDK headers
> * gvg added the autogenerated DIB code for 32 and 8 bpp
> * navaraf reimplemented the HAL DMA routines
> * There was some work on the MSVC backend, thanks to sedwards and royce
> * navaraf fixed some bugs in NDIS
> * navaraf tweaked the explorer taskbar, fixing the misaligned buttons
> under windows
>   This exposes a bug in ReactOS, so the taskbar looks a little off now.
> 
> 17604 seems like a good way to start September:
> 
> * shutdown bug fixed
> 
> * Default Abiword 2.2.9 install works
> * Abiword 2.2.9 runs and opens documents.
> * 7-Zip 4.23 Installer works
> * 7-Zip GUI has several issues
> * 7za.exe (cli) works
> * OO installer unpacks, but bombs a few pages in
> * notepad opens and saves files properly
> * winemine doesn't work
> * solitare works
> * ps works
> * mc seems like it has issues (I'm not a user per se.)
> * format still doesn't work
> * calc doesn't even start
> * cat works
> * regedit can set values
> * wallpaper stays if set in registry, not if using desk.cpl
> 
> Networking:
> * qemu networking fixed
> * ftp fixed
> * ping works
> * ipconfig has issues
> * finger works
> * "route print" works
> * netstat doesn't work
> * ncftp has issues
> * hostname works
> * arp doesn't work
> * mIRC installer works, fails creating icons (or start menu I don't remember)
> * mIRC has several issues, can't get it to connect
> 
> and the usual implementing new functions, syncing to wine, and bugfixes.
> 
> Overall 17604 "feels" good and stable.  I was able to use the command
> line without too much trouble, installed many packages, and only saw a
> few BSODs, mainly in the network code.
> 
> I think that is a pretty good summary, and since it's been the day of
> long emails, I won't go any further.
> 
> Please reply to this email if there is something I forgot, overlooked,
> got wrong, etc..
> 
> WD


In addition , the following features/bug fixes are needed , for test 
progress , in the next release 0.3.0  :

- Bug#730 : Packmgr fails at start
- Bug#467: SB live!Value driver prtcls.sys not supported by Ntoskrnl
- Usb UHCI mode

Regards
Gge


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