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by Swyter
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: EPIC WIN!
Replies: 1218
Views: 1103976

Re: EPIC WIN!

Tremendous job, Hermes. This is huge news, it will make waves once everything is in place.
by Swyter
Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: verification hashes sums
Replies: 3
Views: 3535

Re: verification hashes sums

It's not the same thing, but most of the builds get served from HTTPS. Just check the chain of trust. I added HTTPS and SHA1 support for RAPPS packages (many of which are downloaded from their original locations using plain HTTP), and some other dev added HTTPS certificate pinning for the RAPPS data...
by Swyter
Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: What happens after Word 2010?
Replies: 6
Views: 5715

Re: What happens after Word 2010?

Chrome (and its renderer) is a extremely complicated piece of software that uses many different Win32 features. Being multi-process, depending on various methods of IPC while staying sandboxed and making use of many low level graphic acceleration subsystems (DirectWrite for text, DirectX for page re...
by Swyter
Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: File Copy time estimates
Replies: 4
Views: 5598

Re: File Copy time estimates

Just by using a rolling window average to smooth out bytes/sec the estimation would look a bit more realistic. There are fancier things like Kalman filters that can provide even better results. Shouldn't be that difficult. https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/mlc-downloads/downloads/submissions/3...
by Swyter
Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: (Poll) Change new NTVDM icon
Replies: 31
Views: 20996

Re: (Poll) Change new NTVDM icon

I don't particularly dislike the original Tango trashcan. But if someone can come up with something better, go ahead and post mock-ups in JIRA.
by Swyter
Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: EPIC WIN!
Replies: 1218
Views: 1103976

Re: EPIC WIN!

WOW!!!! Safari Installed automatically updated the Desktop ICONS!!!!!!! That happens when the shortcut is saved in the current user's desktop, instead of All Users , like Firefox does. The former gets caught by the shell, the latter doesn't. So one has to refresh the icon list manually. Edit : PuTT...
by Swyter
Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: mjansen: Welcome!
Replies: 5
Views: 4649

Re: mjansen: Welcome!

Hopefully this won't be the last of a much needed new batch of developers. It's about time!
by Swyter
Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: How can we help ReactOS?
Replies: 13
Views: 11324

Re: How can we help ReactOS?

You can try to download and learn how to compile ReactOS, allowing you to do small changes by toying around with the source. Which forces you to explore JIRA and finally contribute stuff. That's what I did when I was forced to make my own patch to fix a bug I reported... and it ended up being my kic...
by Swyter
Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Re: Mascot for ReactOS
Replies: 144
Views: 99568

Re: Mascot for ReactOS

Konata wrote:I think Z98 should be the mascot.
I second the motion. Hackbunnies are an interesting bunch.
by Swyter
Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: About the office suite on the roadmap...
Replies: 7
Views: 6118

Re: About the office suite on the roadmap...

LibreOffice is listed in RAPPS and seems (or seemed) to work passably. At least that's what I heard, but don't take my word for it.
by Swyter
Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Remote Shell - Working with Netcat!
Replies: 2
Views: 4243

Re: Remote Shell - Working with Netcat!

You should be able to use dwnl for that very same purpose. It's a simple command-line program that runs over WinInet, that means that theoretically supports FTP, HTTP, HTTPS and whatnot. As it is a custom ReactOS tool, included by default in every install, you can just open the command line and type...
by Swyter
Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Btrfs filesystem kernel driver for Windows
Replies: 18
Views: 13433

Re: Btrfs filesystem kernel driver for Windows

ask every past developer for permission ... Are contributors not required to hand over copyright of their contributions to the ReactOS Foundation? That's really bad. I hope that's not the case. Well, you can't change the copyright of external code like Wine, but you could still change the kernel's ...
by Swyter
Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Btrfs filesystem kernel driver for Windows
Replies: 18
Views: 13433

Re: Btrfs filesystem kernel driver for Windows

It would be incorrect to suggest that ReactOS' core is GPLv2+. There are significant parts of it that are GPLv2 only (or are actually BSD) and any attempt to try to relicense it as GPLv3 would face considerable opposition from the developers. Of the kernel developers there's an almost universal loa...
by Swyter
Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Btrfs filesystem kernel driver for Windows
Replies: 18
Views: 13433

Re: Btrfs filesystem kernel driver for Windows

Black_Fox wrote:Does that mean that after this Btrfs IFS technically stabilises, there will be no licence issue blocking its inclusion into ReactOS?
That's right! Both are complementary licenses used in different contexts. Go to the FSF website or https://tldrlegal.com/ and take a look at how this works.
by Swyter
Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Btrfs filesystem kernel driver for Windows
Replies: 18
Views: 13433

Re: Btrfs filesystem kernel driver for Windows

Wrong. Its LGPLv3 Sorry, my bad. I fixed my original post. Just so there are no confusions. LGPL code is compatible with GPL code. With the latter being more 'free' (with less restrictions to users and more restrictions to creators), but you can mix it with more liberal code, like the BSD, MIT, Apa...