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reactosuser7
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ReactOS kernel status

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Which is the status of ReactOS Kernel in recent released version and/or trunk builds?

How complete is ReactOS Kernel?

What are the missing features and functions in ReactOS Kernel?

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Re: ReactOS kernel status

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ReactOS still has a long way to go before it is stable. Once ReactOS is stable, then you know the kernel will be, too.

Hard to say how much is missing. Once they are done with XP/2003 compatibility, they will be moving onto Vista, then 7, then 8, then 10, etc. Of course, once Microsoft adds something new to Windows, then it would be missing until ReactOS team adds it.

The most important part missing is a proper cache manager, which denies a lot of performance and proper file systems.

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Re: ReactOS kernel status

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At least give more info.

Example: 'ReactOS kernel is only 30% complete' or something like that.

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Re: ReactOS kernel status

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Well if they follow the number scheme in order, like .4 .5 .6 .7 .8 .9 1.0, then it is 40% completed until they reach 1.0, which would be when ReactOS is stable. This is just a guest, but who knows, they might skip versions if ReactOS finishes sooner then expected.

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Re: ReactOS kernel status

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You never developed anything, did you? There is no percentage and never will be. There are parts which might be working correctly, parts which might not and parts which are stubbed. So what do you want from us?
ReactOS is still in alpha stage, meaning it is not feature-complete and is recommended only for evaluation and testing purposes.

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Re: ReactOS kernel status

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ROCKNROLLKID wrote:Well if they follow the number scheme in order, like .4 .5 .6 .7 .8 .9 1.0, then it is 40% completed until they reach 1.0, which would be when ReactOS is stable. This is just a guest, but who knows, they might skip versions if ReactOS finishes sooner then expected.
Excellent answer. To give an idea or stimation.

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Re: ReactOS kernel status

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ROCKNROLLKID wrote:Well if they follow the number scheme in order, like .4 .5 .6 .7 .8 .9 1.0, then it is 40% completed until they reach 1.0, which would be when ReactOS is stable. This is just a (guess)...
Maybe 0.4.0 means 40% of the numbering space between 0.0.0 and 1.0.0 has been abandoned by the ReactOS project for use as release numbers in the future. It certainly does not mean ReactOS is "40% completed". Note that the current release of PuTTY, a popular open source terminal application, is 0.67. PuTTY has been available since 1999.

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Re: ReactOS kernel status

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middings wrote:
ROCKNROLLKID wrote:Well if they follow the number scheme in order, like .4 .5 .6 .7 .8 .9 1.0, then it is 40% completed until they reach 1.0, which would be when ReactOS is stable. This is just a (guess)...
Maybe 0.4.0 means 40% of the numbering space between 0.0.0 and 1.0.0 has been abandoned by the ReactOS project for use as release numbers in the future. It certainly does not mean ReactOS is "40% completed". Note that the current release of PuTTY, a popular open source terminal application, is 0.67. PuTTY has been available since 1999.
Yes, I know that, but I figured I would still give him something. EmuandCo is correct though, there is no percentage.

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Re: ReactOS kernel status

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Yes, the percentages would be no more accurate than Window's estimated file transfer times. 1 minute, 3 days, 2 hours, 30 seconds, done.

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