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Trying to get companies to support ReactOS

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:23 pm
by Reactions
Hi all!
I have been trying hard to persuade companies to start driver support for ReactOS. As most of you all know, driver support for ReactOS is quite minimal. If we want more users and potential devs, then it needs to be more compatible. However, it is hard to get companies to listen to one person. However, if we team up and keep striving to get them to listen, they eventually will!

AMD: https://community.amd.com/message/2896956
NVIDIA: https://forums.geforce.com/default/topi ... r-reactos/
INTEL: https://forums.intel.com/s/question/0D5 ... or-reactos

I want you all to please, smash the like button on each topic, make post encouraging them to create support for ReactOS, and encourage others to do the same!!!

Thanks,
Reactions

Re: Trying to get companies to support ReactOS

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:36 pm
by binarymaster
Reactions wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:23 pm
I want you all to please, smash the like button on each topic, make post encouraging them to create support for ReactOS, and encourage others to do the same!!!
Done. :)

Re: Trying to get companies to support ReactOS

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:06 pm
by Reactions
binarymaster wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:36 pm
Reactions wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:23 pm
I want you all to please, smash the like button on each topic, make post encouraging them to create support for ReactOS, and encourage others to do the same!!!
Done. :)
Yup, thanks!
Btw, what is the server url?

Re: Trying to get companies to support ReactOS

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:27 pm
by binarymaster
Reactions wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:06 pm
Btw, what is the server url?
https://chat.reactos.org/reactos/pl/sji ... bqdr5cp6ic

Looks like your NVIDIA and INTEL links are broken in your chat message.

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AMD: https://community.amd.com/message/2896956
NVIDIA: https://forums.geforce.com/default/topi ... r-reactos/
INTEL: https://forums.intel.com/s/question/0D5 ... or-reactos

Re: Trying to get companies to support ReactOS

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:41 pm
by Reactions
binarymaster wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:27 pm
Reactions wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:06 pm
Btw, what is the server url?
https://chat.reactos.org/reactos/pl/sji ... bqdr5cp6ic

Looks like your NVIDIA and INTEL links are broken in your chat message.

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AMD: https://community.amd.com/message/2896956
NVIDIA: https://forums.geforce.com/default/topi ... r-reactos/
INTEL: https://forums.intel.com/s/question/0D5 ... or-reactos
working on fix...

Re: Trying to get companies to support ReactOS

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:45 pm
by Reactions
Hi all!

I fixed the links...

I have been trying hard to persuade companies to start driver support for ReactOS. As most of you all know, driver support for ReactOS is quite minimal. If we want more users and potential devs, then it needs to be more compatible. However, it is hard to get companies to listen to one person. However, if we team up and keep striving to get them to listen, they eventually will!

AMD: https://community.amd.com/message/2896956
NVIDIA: https://forums.geforce.com/default/topi ... /?offset=1
INTEL: https://forums.intel.com/s/question/0D5 ... uage=zh_CN

I want you all to please, smash the like button on each topic, make post encouraging them to create support for ReactOS, and encourage others to do the same!!!

Thanks,
Reactions

Re: Trying to get companies to support ReactOS

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:18 pm
by Jedi-to-be

Re: Trying to get companies to support ReactOS

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:53 pm
by middings
Please pardon my thickheadedness. I don't understand the meaning of the phrase "driver support for ReactOS". If a peripheral maker supplies a Microsoft Windows XP driver for its product, isn't that "driver support for ReactOS"?

Re: Trying to get companies to support ReactOS

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:24 pm
by learn_more
middings wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:53 pm
Please pardon my thickheadedness. I don't understand the meaning of the phrase "driver support for ReactOS". If a peripheral maker supplies a Microsoft Windows XP driver for its product, isn't that "driver support for ReactOS"?
it is.

Re: Trying to get companies to support ReactOS

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:41 pm
by dizt3mp3r
middings wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:53 pm
Please pardon my thickheadedness. I don't understand the meaning of the phrase "driver support for ReactOS". If a peripheral maker supplies a Microsoft Windows XP driver for its product, isn't that "driver support for ReactOS"?
- but no manufacturer is ever likely to release a new driver for XP (for obvious reasons) but releasing a driver for a new and forthcoming o/s that just so happens to have full NT5 compatibility is a real possibility as long as the target o/s looks to achieve some popularity in the near future. The issue at the moment is in the word 'near', the ability to support such drivers won't be ready in the 'near' future.

I am already writing some software for ReactOS, ie. I have picked up an old unfinished 32bit VB6 project and I am completing it as I know that ReactOS will provide the only future platform (when MS ultimately discards 32bit support from its current o/s). I see ReactOS is the only place my software will be usable in the timescale it will take me to complete it. My timescale is 2-3 years (it is a hobby project but a big one) that I gave up when VB6 became obsolete. ReactOS becoming technically feasible as a target has allowed me to pick up the software again with some confidence that it will run somewhere.

For others to target ReactOS specifically it has to be in their interests but the timescales are not favourable in anything other than the longer term. In truth, all you can really do at this stage is to keep ReactOS on their radar by pestering them and showing them how far ReactOS has come.

Edited to add image of my VB6 project , 50,000 lines of code unfinished.
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Re: Trying to get companies to support ReactOS

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:48 pm
by Reactions
middings wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:53 pm
Please pardon my thickheadedness. I don't understand the meaning of the phrase "driver support for ReactOS". If a peripheral maker supplies a Microsoft Windows XP driver for its product, isn't that "driver support for ReactOS"?
No, so many XP drivers don't work correctly. This is probably because of the different dll files and whatnot.

Re: Trying to get companies to support ReactOS

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:10 pm
by dizt3mp3r
I think it is entirely caused by 'whatnot', I think everyone will agree that 'whatnot' is the worst to be feared. The devs are sure to comment on the whatnots that they have encountered.

There should be separate blocking levels in JIRA - WHATNOT/Serious WHATNOT.

I abandoned my VB6 project due to a whatnot that I couldn't understand.

Re: Trying to get companies to support ReactOS

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:31 pm
by hbelusca
dizt3mp3r wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:10 pm
I think it is entirely caused by 'whatnot', I think everyone will agree that 'whatnot' is the worst to be feared. The devs are sure to comment on the whatnots that they have encountered.

There should be separate blocking levels in JIRA - WHATNOT/Serious WHATNOT.

I abandoned my VB6 project due to a whatnot that I couldn't understand.
What is a "whatnot"?

Re: Trying to get companies to support ReactOS

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:31 pm
by dizt3mp3r
hbelusca wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:31 pm
What is a "whatnot"?
I haven't a clue...

Re: Trying to get companies to support ReactOS

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:07 pm
by Reactions
dizt3mp3r wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:31 pm
hbelusca wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:31 pm
What is a "whatnot"?
I haven't a clue...
I'm pretty sure it's the rendering engine, and also a lack of dll files that are found within windows. Which is why the driver manufacturers would have to reconfigure the drivers for the dll files within reactos. That is what the major "whatnot" is when it comes to drivers most likely.