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by Aeneas
Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Organisation of non-developers?
Replies: 79
Views: 34798

Re: Organisation of non-developers?

OK, apparently the EU has something like an FP7 programme that could be of interest for you. See http://cordis.europa.eu/documents/documentlibrary/90798681EN6.pdf I have actually written to the office responsible for this project, asking them whether something like ReactOS might be eligible, and if ...
by Aeneas
Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Organisation of non-developers?
Replies: 79
Views: 34798

Re: Organisation of non-developers?

Sorry, people, right now I am in the net rather sporadically - the last quarter of each year is the busiest one in my company, so I cannot be all too frequently in chats etc. What I am going to do: look a bit at the possibility to get some kind of sponsorship through the European Union; somewhere I ...
by Aeneas
Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Organisation of non-developers?
Replies: 79
Views: 34798

Organisation of non-developers?

I read an excellent remark that people should think "what could be done" for ReactOS instead of asking when it will be ready. Indeed - WHAT could that be? I believe this question deserves attention in itself and only indirectly touches ReactOS' development time frame. Different people have different...
by Aeneas
Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS 0.3.11 and end of October...
Replies: 47
Views: 21709

Re: ReactOS 0.3.11 and end of October...

Sed tamen difficile dictu est quantopere conciliat animos hominum comitas affabilitasque sermonis.

(And yet, it is difficult to tell how much kind manner and affability of speech conciliate men's minds.)

- Cicero
by Aeneas
Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS 0.3.11 and end of October...
Replies: 47
Views: 21709

Re: ReactOS 0.3.11 and end of October...

I know you did not like nute's questions - but you do understand that there is some interesting point in them, don't you? It has to do with corporate sponsorship, too. His questions were HARMLESS, after all. Now imagine someone is sponsoring you. From old boy Maecena's times things have not changed ...
by Aeneas
Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: It's 5th 10.2009. Where's 0.4.2?
Replies: 51
Views: 26258

Re: It's 5th 10.2009. Where's 0.4.2?

In this case, I have misunderstood you - please accept my apologies. And I do not think your developers could be called stupid, after all the accomplishments so far. After all, you are not "at the beginning" for years and years... you may call it alpha, but it is - from my point of view - much more ...
by Aeneas
Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: [proposal] Install Redmine on Server
Replies: 14
Views: 7714

Re: [proposal] Install Redmine on Server

And anyway, why should ReactOS be called "ugly"? I would call it - "clean". Another question: Is a good operating system distinguished by its "cuteness"? It is without doubt important for the massive attraction of users one day - but who knows how Windows will look till then. And, finally... do not ...
by Aeneas
Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: It's 5th 10.2009. Where's 0.4.2?
Replies: 51
Views: 26258

Re: It's 5th 10.2009. Where's 0.4.2?

"Kick your butt", I see... Could it be because noone actually cares to do that? Flaming - whether out of impatience of the users or from developers - is quite immature behaviour which by its own nature is punishment enough for the one who goes forward with it. So, if your post was a "bait", what sha...
by Aeneas
Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: It's 5th 10.2009. Where's 0.4.2?
Replies: 51
Views: 26258

Re: It's 5th 10.2009. Where's 0.4.2?

Deadlines are, in my view, a part of elementary self-discipline. If you do not keep deadlines, it means you do not pay any regard to your users and developers. If you are not transparent about the development, same thing. The only real difference between a commercial project and an idealistic projec...
by Aeneas
Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Money for ReactOS
Replies: 19
Views: 11921

Re: Money for ReactOS

Dear Witch, Thank you for your criticism, indeed you are right, so let me clarify: 1. The purpose: Nope, I am not strictly targeting for money for ReactOS. I am actually targeting for publicity, and ultimately - manpower (developers, but not only). I think ReactOS needs help - and it should SAY IT. ...
by Aeneas
Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: 0.3.11 September
Replies: 72
Views: 36092

Re: 0.3.11 September

As to the drivers, I suggest the following three alternative ideas: 1. Contact the manufacturers! I could imagine that they actually allow ReactOS the distribution of the drivers, and the drivers do not have to be open source actually - at this stage anyway. Include the most popular drivers on the C...
by Aeneas
Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Money for ReactOS
Replies: 19
Views: 11921

Re: Money for ReactOS

OK, I have been playing with the following idea: How about collecting money for SOME PURPOSE. E.g. a promotion event - you distribute T-Shirts and cookies with chocolate command prompts on them or something thelike; also possibly 2GB USB-sticks with ReactOS running on them, should that somehow becom...
by Aeneas
Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: It's 5th 10.2009. Where's 0.4.2?
Replies: 51
Views: 26258

Re: It's 5th 10.2009. Where's 0.4.2?

You know what? Your number of developers is not so bad, actually, what shall I say - bravo! The true question is: How can it be _increased_? Indeed, I would be interested in what you have to suggest about that. I believe a good organisation with some discipline would largely enhance the "snowball ef...
by Aeneas
Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: 0.3.11 September
Replies: 72
Views: 36092

Re: 0.3.11 September

I have been watching the ReactOS project already for a long time (last time tried 0.2.7) and I must say I find its progress rather impressive. What I find not particularly impressive is the "if you do not like it, go away"-attitude. On this attitude I would like now to comment: For those having this...