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by jcalvarez
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Goodbye for a while
Replies: 15
Views: 1716

Re: Goodbye for a while

Focus on the Windows Server 2003. I'm sorry, but your statement says "...and later versions" and "binary compatible with windows". I will happily accept that I was wrong and retract my statement if you accept that the mission statement you pointed out to me is misleading. So, if ReactOS goal is to ...
by jcalvarez
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Goodbye for a while
Replies: 15
Views: 1716

Re: Goodbye for a while

So it is a moving target. Windows evolves, adds new APIs etc, and you need to follow. You need to research what ReactOS is aiming to achieve. Read - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReactOS OK, from your link (underscores are mine): ReactOS is a free and open-source operating system for amd64/i686 per...
by jcalvarez
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Goodbye for a while
Replies: 15
Views: 1716

Re: Goodbye for a while

3) ReactOS is always shooting a moving target (MS Windows). Sorry to add to this thread but this one is rowlocks... Can I suggest to jcalverez that he does some investigation into reality before posting? Enlighten me please. (and is jcalvarez, not jcalverez). Just to clarify my question. This is fr...
by jcalvarez
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Goodbye for a while
Replies: 15
Views: 1716

Re: Goodbye for a while

I think there are several reasons for the statement "nothing is interesting in this project": this statement is false and has jumped out of nowhere in this thread. the guy, starting the thread said nothing closely similar. it was just a random idea of Quim, but even he discarded it as "unexplainabl...
by jcalvarez
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Goodbye for a while
Replies: 15
Views: 1716

Re: Goodbye for a while

Hi all, I have decided to stop working on ReactOS and will no longer be on the forums or Jira. I am genuinely sorry that I was unable to deliver on my promises. However, I love what you all are doing and admire the dedication and determination. I might donate in the future once l actually have mone...
by jcalvarez
Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: REACTOS IS A DEAD THING
Replies: 13
Views: 9265

Re: REACTOS IS A DEAD THING

>> I want to use this OS instead of any Windows OS, cuz Windows OS sucks.
Bu the goal of this OS is to be compatible and have a similar behaviour to Windows, so wouldn't it then suck as well?

JC
by jcalvarez
Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Congratulations.
Replies: 23
Views: 7185

Re: Congratulations.

Well, there have been plenty of posts in the past criticizing the project for poor marketing, publicity etc, so here we go, this is a big improvement, even if the truth is stretched a bit :)

Well done!
by jcalvarez
Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Congratulations.
Replies: 23
Views: 7185

Re: Congratulations.

"The system's developers say it runs all Windows programs, but is much faster than its Microsoft equivalent."

That's a scary statement...

JC
by jcalvarez
Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS on other platforms - why?
Replies: 15
Views: 5645

Re: ReactOS on other platforms - why?

Porting an OS to different architectures is a very useful exercise, even if you end up not using the port. It makes you to go through most of the code again, re-designing crappy code and implementing things properly, in a portable way.
by jcalvarez
Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Making ReactOS more public
Replies: 67
Views: 17942

Re: Making ReactOS more public

For whatever is worth, I find those +/- ( like/nolike and so on) buttons completely useles. You should always read the post and decide for yourself if you like it or not. I think there are already enough features to remove trolls and the likes. All needed is to be able to ignore posts from people yo...
by jcalvarez
Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: [TESTCASE SCENARIO] Does ROS support dynamic LEDs?
Replies: 6
Views: 2446

Re: [TESTCASE SCENARIO] Does ROS support dynamic LEDs?

There is a keyboard driver IOCTL for that: IOCTL_KEYBOARD_SET_INDICATORS

Regards,

Jose
by jcalvarez
Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Do AC97 based PCI sound cards exist?
Replies: 9
Views: 3766

Re: Do AC97 based PCI sound cards exist?

I vote for "Z80" :)
by jcalvarez
Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: anyone think a release cycle like firefox might work
Replies: 13
Views: 5013

Re: anyone think a release cycle like firefox might work

Don't think so. Fast releases work when you have a solid foundation, and changes are mostly to the application layer, related to user experience. AFAIK some core ReactOS components are currently being redesigned, so it is too early for that.

Regards,

Jose
by jcalvarez
Fri May 27, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Things we can do better than Windows
Replies: 25
Views: 8773

Re: Things we can do better than Windows

Actually, forcing a reboot of the system is an easy way to make sure everything is properly initialised after a configuration change. Implementing a proper hot configuration update for some of the system components can be a real PITA.

Regards,

Jose
by jcalvarez
Tue May 03, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ROS GSOC: TCP/IP driver based on lwIP
Replies: 5
Views: 3421

Re: ROS GSOC: TCP/IP driver based on lwIP

hmm, my understanding is that for multithreaded environments, they just run the low level part of the stack in a separate thread, using a global mutex for access control. This could have performance scaling problems in multiprocessor systems. In any case, it is not me who is going to do the job, so ...