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Newsletter 104 - April/May news

Greetings from the ReactOS Team! This year, we will start with a short summary highlighting ongoing work on the project as well as announcing the selection of our brand new developers. We will also talk about the current situation with symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) support in ReactOS. Development team enlargement Over the last decade, the number of people in the project team base has not changed much. While development continued and still continues as usual, the development team hadn’t seen any increase in new developers.

1st-stage GUI setup, Part 3 - December 2023: First tests

Greetings! Welcome to the third blog of the series “1st-stage GUI setup”: September 2023: Partly Wine-syncing setupapi October-November 2023: Making partitioning UI work December 2023: First tests In this third blog post, I will cover my work done during the month of December 2023: testing the whole 1st-stage GUI setup, together with the partially wine-synced setupapi dll. Finishing and testing the partitioning page UI The first week was devoted to finally putting together the code for manipulating partitions from the user interface, using the new workflow, and testing it.

1st-stage GUI setup, Part 2 - October-November 2023: Making partitioning UI work

Greetings! Welcome to the second blog of the series “1st-stage GUI setup”: September 2023: Partly Wine-syncing setupapi October-November 2023: Making partitioning UI work December 2023: First tests As you may have noticed, I have been quite silent about my work and not regularly writing blog posts about what I have done so far. Well, I am more concerned about getting actual code written and working before discussing about it, instead of doing that about half-done not-yet-tested code; much like what the GUI setup was during these previous months.

1st-stage GUI setup, Part 1 - September 2023: Partly Wine-syncing setupapi

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”). This is the first blog of the series “1st-stage GUI setup”: September 2023: Partly Wine-syncing setupapi October-November 2023: Making partitioning UI work December 2023: First tests During this first month of September 2023, my goal was to partly sync the code of the setupapi.

Newsletter 103 - Late 2023 news

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.

Newsletter 102 - 2022/2023 news

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.

Newsletter 101 - July 2021 news

Hello ReactOS followers! This report covers changes in the project during February-July 2021. And we definitely have some things to highlight! amd64 build is getting more stable Timo Kreuzer (tkreuzer) worked hard on various parts of the kernel and HAL, fixing issues here and there. Structured Exception Handling (SEH) support for the amd64 architecture was finished, various bugs around the kernel are fixed. A major issue with interrupt handling in HAL was also fixed in May, which finally allowed a semi-stable boot in a virtual environment.

Newsletter 100 - January 2021 news

Hello ReactOS followers! This is an attempt to re-instate the Newsletter, which informed you about recent developments. The previous Newsletter 99 was in 2013! This month we were mostly focused on the kernel work, merging pull requests and fixing regressions. Memory manager and Common cache work Being in development for almost six month, this work by Jérôme Gardou finally landed in the master branch. This change refactors many aspects of the Section Objects feature in NT-compatible kernel, making it more compatible with Windows.

Porting Syzkaller to ReactOS Final Evaluation - GSoC 2020

Hello everyone, I am Suraj K Suresh, the one working on the GSoC project of “Porting Syzkaller to ReactOS”. It’s been 3 whole months since GSoC has begun and this is the last evaluation period. During the last 3 months, I worked on various parts of Syzkaller and getting them up and running on ReactOS and Windows with the help of my Mentors. This blog post will be a wrap-up post of the GSoC project.

Detect kernel information disclosure by Bochspwn-reloaded - GSoC 2020 - Final report

After 3 months since the last blog, I found and pull the patches of 12 memory disclosure bugs: [NTOS:PS] Fix stack memory disclosure in PsGetContextThread: merged [Win32SS][USER] Fix stack memory disclosure in NtUserBuildPropList: merged [MOUNTMGR] Fix pool memory disclosure in QueryPointsFromMemory: merged [Win32SS][GDI] Fix pool memory disclosure in NtGdiGetGlyphOutline: merged [DRIVERS] Fix pool memory disclsoure in CreateDiskDeviceObject of disk driver: closed [NTGDI] Fix stack memory disclosure in NtGdiGetTextMetricsW: merged [NTOS:KE] Fix stack memory disclosure in KiInitializeUserApc: merged [NTOS:IO] Fix pool memory disclosure in IopQueueTargetDeviceEvent: merged [Win32SS][GDI] Fix pool memory disclosure in NtGdiGetOutlineTextMetricsInternalW: merged [WIN32SS][NTUSER] Fix uninitialized memory cause memory disclosure used for KeUserModeCallback: merged [FILESYSTEMS] Fix pool memory disclosure in filesystem drivers supporting FS_INFORMATION_CLASS.