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Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:00 am
by Inpharh
May be it is good to use KDE4 as default explorer, so it is GPL and Crossplatform...

Sorry for my English :) I am russian.

Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:24 pm
by Haos
May be good for KDE to get stable first, then to be native win32... Otherwise its no point

Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:16 pm
by z180
KDE is written in c++ and is really big and very slow on older systems
with not much ram.
Download Reactos 0.2.6 This is the last reactos
that used KDE icons in explorer.Try it better only in qemu because
of very nasty bugs.

Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:11 pm
by Sand
If there was Win32 version of Gnome, I would vote for it. But KDE really does not fit.

Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:16 pm
by Z98
Gnome fits even less.

Posted: Tue May 13, 2008 10:23 am
by fzerox
XFCE might fit.... although from my experience they should all be avoided... they dont give the windows feel, tbh you might as well just build from the group up. An explorer needs to light an funtional, but also attractive so things like Fluxbox wouldn't fit either... ICEVM is quite light and can be made to look cool.

Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 9:05 pm
by z180
There is much difference in window managment that x11 window managers are not well suited for reactos/windows.Read the ICCM
specs yourself or the gnome window manager compatibility doc.

Posted: Thu May 22, 2008 9:57 am
by Mike
I think GNU Chess and WinBoard should probably be considered for inclusion in ReactOS, however the programs don't yet work right in ROS (neither 0.3.4 or the latest SVN). It's all GPL; though it should be noted that later versions of WinBoard have the source code included with XBoard (http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/xboard/), which is why you don't see source for the latest ones in the winboard directory.

A good chess game wouldn't be a bad idea for ReactOS; it's an age-old game, I'm sure you know it. Literally, generation after generation have enjoyed this game; anybody from single-digit years to three-digit years play it. I'm sorry if this isn't enough rationale for inclusion (when the program actually works on ReactOS, of course) :P

Posted: Thu May 22, 2008 4:36 pm
by Carlo Bramix
The best free software directory that I know is here:

http://www.webi.org/

If you need some (free) software for Windows or ReactOS, a visit to this site is highly recommended.

Sincerely,

Carlo Bramini.

Re: Read this if you've found software useful to ReactOS

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:43 pm
by z180
There is still the problem with the ReactOS partition software.
It is a bit buggy and shows sometimes very huge numbers(also other bugs).
The partitioning software could be also used outside of usetup,like on the Live-CD.
As this is not an complaining-only thread, i suggest using parts of a GPL software.
On linux i had best experience with gparted,but it is for Linux.
This partition program can also format,resize and move some common FS types.
http://www.gparted.sourceforge.net
I dont recall a GPL text mode partitioner out of my head.
It would be a good idea to partition your HDD with the live-cd and a step to the
installable livecd that was talked about years ago,a live system could also
install in an USB stick,if the kernel or drivers are finally fixed.

Re: Read this if you've found software useful to ReactOS

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:11 pm
by coldReactive
z180 wrote:There is still the problem with the ReactOS partition software.
It is a bit buggy and shows sometimes very huge numbers(also other bugs).
The partitioning software could be also used outside of usetup,like on the Live-CD.
As this is not an complaining-only thread, i suggest using parts of a GPL software.
On linux i had best experience with gparted,but it is for Linux.
This partition program can also format,resize and move some common FS types.
http://www.gparted.sourceforge.net
I dont recall a GPL text mode partitioner out of my head.
It would be a good idea to partition your HDD with the live-cd and a step to the
installable livecd that was talked about years ago,a live system could also
install in an USB stick,if the kernel or drivers are finally fixed.
There's others of course over on Wikipedia, but then there's XFDISK ( http://www.mecronome.de/xfdisk/index.php ) and others found here (some have been hijacked/are gone.)

Re: Read this if you've found software useful to ReactOS

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:37 am
by pablorosatti
Wordpad = AbiWord
PDF Viewer = Evince
Notepad = Notepad2
Paint = KolourPaint (It is for Linux but maybe it can be compiled for Windows)
Browser = K-Meleon (with Windows Theme and re-arranged icons.)

Re: Read this if you've found software useful to ReactOS

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:20 am
by Z98
Read the first post. Save for K-Meleon, none of the other suggestions pass the requirement of being written using the Windows API.

Re: Read this if you've found software useful to ReactOS

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:40 am
by pablorosatti
Yes, but this apps are for users, not for programmers, if anyone want to use a good Wordpad alternative and Abiword is a good option but is based on GTK+, who cares? Anyways, i think ReactOS will be a good way to separate the people not only to the expensive Microsoft OS but programs too. If any user double-clicked an icon doesn't care if behind that icon are GTK+ libraries running.

Thanx.

Re: Read this if you've found software useful to ReactOS

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:53 pm
by fred02
pablorosatti wrote:PDF Viewer = Evince
Won't do, as it is only a
- PDF using the poppler backend
(the code that interfaces with poppler) written in C++