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by Aeneas
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS in future-Compatibility
Replies: 13
Views: 8857

Re: ReactOS in future-Compatibility

The fact is, the driver situation is changing - or HAS changed. In the past, it was Linux who was lacking drivers. Nowadays, it is often Windows - because many nice things that used to work under XP are no longer supported. So yes, "foreign driver model" and so on and so forth are surely TECHNICAL p...
by Aeneas
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: [News]: Community Newsletters. Keep informed!
Replies: 20
Views: 55489

Re: [News]: Community Newsletters. Keep informed!

I think this thread should no longer be permanently on top. It was useful at the time, but has not been updated in years.
by Aeneas
Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Is there any SSH server?
Replies: 5
Views: 4499

Re: Is there any SSH server?

No, there is no SSH-server that I would know of. I was busy researching that in-depth, actually. Long story short: Some servers get you so far that you can "log in", BUT... you are NOT getting a shell. FreeSSHd & Kpym looked most promising, but did not work, last time I checked. What works: A varian...
by Aeneas
Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS audit
Replies: 8
Views: 6912

Re: ReactOS audit

Well, how often does Microsoft audit its code to make sure nobody of their devs smuggles in programs in breach of the GPL?

The reality is: having an established rule-set is all that can be required. NOBODY does "permanent audits". And nobody has to.
by Aeneas
Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS developers number
Replies: 8
Views: 5774

Re: ReactOS developers number

The point is, ReacOS is way beyond "the initial fun stage". And while they permanently stress it is not for everyday use, it is CLOSE to that. Now you need to handle compability issues, implementation details, etc. Not "fun", but the "last 20% which require 80% of the work". Not all too many are up ...
by Aeneas
Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS logo origin
Replies: 7
Views: 6754

Re: ReactOS logo origin

http://gps.tanaka.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/wad ... tiLisp%2FC

I just found a rather similar logo, look on the upper left...
by Aeneas
Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS logo origin
Replies: 7
Views: 6754

Re: ReactOS logo origin

I confess: I totally like the current logo. The atom nicely reflects the "experimental" nature of the OS, as well as the difficulty of a task no less than a personal Manhattan project... :)
by Aeneas
Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS NT design
Replies: 4
Views: 4207

Re: ReactOS NT design

"Better" ... does not even matter. ReactOS is, to date, THE ONLY successful open-source-clone of Windows. You have NO choice besides ReactOS if you want a free and open system. In Unix-land, you have the choice from IllumOS to Minix, from NetBSD to Linux: and they quite different between each other,...
by Aeneas
Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS #22 on Distrowatch
Replies: 5
Views: 5596

ReactOS #22 on Distrowatch

You are right after FreeBSD, and before Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Gentoo, Red Hat, Solaris, OpenBSD and a lot of other household names. :) Yeah, it may not "mean much", but it definitely means you are getting attention... ;)
by Aeneas
Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: GreenteaOS ReactOS fork: any thougts about that project?
Replies: 16
Views: 12703

Re: GreenteaOS ReactOS fork: any thougts about that project?

Being FOSS, ReactOS OBVIOUSLY can be reused by third parties, so that in itself is not an issue. HOWEVER: "This project is done by a broad variety of people. To discuss legal issues contact ReactOS Foundation organization." - This statement sounds as if anybody shall contact _us_ in order to clarify...
by Aeneas
Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: 16-bit Windows Program Support
Replies: 69
Views: 58041

Re: 16-bit Windows Program Support

Well... then what you TRULY need is: 1. - "support for the most common Win16-installers" - which can be badly hacked together, because you do not need to support "EVERY" Win16-Program; or: 2. - "support un-archiving". Mostly, those "installers" were nothing but a sort of "unzip". Indeed, file-roller...
by Aeneas
Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How to pulverize funding
Replies: 0
Views: 3608

How to pulverize funding

I just read a very interesting article by Andrew Tanenbaum: http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2016/3/198874-lessons-learned-from-30-years-of-minix/fulltext I think that article can be called "how to pulverize funding", because for all I read, he got SIX AND A HALF MILLION USD and did NOT manage to produ...
by Aeneas
Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: SSH & Telnet
Replies: 0
Views: 3775

SSH & Telnet

Hi everybody! Recently, there was a request that I re-test a Windows SSH server. Well, that exact program seemed to be no longer available (on a permanent basis anyway), so I retested with FreeSSHd and Kpym. Neither worked, nor did the Telnet component of FreeSSHd. What happens is basically this: yo...
by Aeneas
Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: 16-bit Windows Program Support
Replies: 69
Views: 58041

Re: 16-bit Windows Program Support

Ahemmm... on a related note: does anything of Qemu / Virtualbox / DOSBOX run on ReactOS "well enough"? :) Because if it does, one can also emulate stuff. Personally... I don't care about the 16-bit-stuff. One has to make somewhere a "cut". A "cut" for a more and more irrelevant platform looks pretty...
by Aeneas
Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Re: Mascot for ReactOS
Replies: 141
Views: 99416

Re: Mascot for ReactOS

What's wrong with their current "Helium atom"? - I mean, it befits the project perfectly - it reminds of nuclear fusion, which would be incredibly useful, but whenever one asks "is it done?" one gets the answer "not yet"... :P :D