Completely right : I did not have to say that I was using ReactOS as a base for the explorer. BUT, in all fairness, ReactOS is an open source project, so, any modifications that would have to be made to get the explorer to work on ReactOS successfully would have to be posted back to ReactOS, WHICH I WAS PLANNING TO DO.
I DID NOT REFUSE to post patches back to ReactOS, in time, if the project still continued, As soon as the binary release went online, the patches would have been provided. These patches were merely workarounds to get objects in the explorer to display properly. We also did some minor patch to some entry points for the login screen, I would have happily posted these patches, but since we have decided to cancel the project in its original form, it is no longer nessecary.
The GNOME was an experiment. We were experimenting with a linux WINE build to see how we could get several UI demonstrations to work on wine without hitches. We decided (in kindness, since we thought it would help) to move BACK to ReactOS and build against its version of the modified WINE userland. We updated the site with screenshots of ElementOS in its working form on ReactOS. Believe them or not, they were real. (The credibilty will be backed up since the shell will be released soon)
We had a confusion of the GPL license version. We indeed thought that any derivaritve works could include propertitory components, but , after giving the ReactOS terms further research, We had to immediatly cancel the project since we knew it could go nowhere, the project could not be released unless we open sourced our components. That is simply not an option for us.
I got shirty because of Geds very unnessecary comments, I do have a team, heck I even paid someone through PayPal for doing work for me the other day. I do not feel I should discuss other workers of Element Software, unless they feel they should be. Its all about protocol.
This is a free world (I think) and anyone can respond to this explaination in any way, shape or form that they like.
Just because the project was not officialy released, it does not mean it is not real.
Sorry, but how on EARTH does deviantART even relate to this discussion??? I was very unfairly removed from deviantART because of some peoples very selfish and unethical behaviour, and continously reported any nice comment I made to any users as spam, therefore deviantARTs spam controller automatically removing my account. At the end, before that, I had many haters who got their backs up since I did not release some projects for them personally *which deemed not on time for them* at the time, I had become ill, and gave up with deviantART. In some ways, my removal from DA did me some favors, and allowed me to continue without having to check back at peoples spiteful comments.
Anyway, you all wanted an explanation, and you all got one. Im very sorry that I made many promises and didnt deliver, but I hope that the release of Element Desktop later this year will make up for that.
off topic : Anyone seen Google Wave and Google Chrome OS yet? They look rather promising! Shame I did not get an invite though. Anyone get an invite here?