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suggestion - file server

Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:42 am
by jweiss
If it would be possible to make a file server stable distribution, ReactOS could be useful right now. I think something like this would increase markedly the interest in ReactOS.

Re: suggestion - file server

Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:12 am
by geertvdijk
jweiss wrote:If it would be possible to make a file server stable distribution, ReactOS could be useful right now. I think something like this would increase markedly the interest in ReactOS.
I agree that as soon as the kernel of ReactOS is stable it could already be used for some dedicated purposes, as an FTP server doesn't really need a full DirectX or WinForms compatible system. But the kernel still needs to grow more stable for that. All ReactOS needs to be used as an apache server (in my opinion) is (apart from a stable kernel) a solid login system with user permissions and everything working.

Re: suggestion - file server

Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:21 pm
by elhoir
geertvdijk wrote:. All ReactOS needs to be used as an apache server (in my opinion) is (apart from a stable kernel) a solid login system with user permissions and everything working.
And according to roadmap, it wont be ready until 0.4

http://www.reactos.org/en/about_roadmap.html

Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:23 pm
by magtec
I think that is a good idea: file server, print server, etc, could be interest for new developers.

off-topic
would be possible a release with some software already installed, like firefox, abiword, gaim. I had trouble with that in 3.4

Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:15 am
by FlyingIsFun1217
magtec wrote: would be possible a release with some software already installed, like firefox, abiword, gaim. I had trouble with that in 3.4
It's true. People do post without reading past posts.

FlyingIsFun1217

Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:37 pm
by magtec
I read at least 100 topics since january, is impossible read all.

Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:00 pm
by Haos
All topics here? Piece a cake. I read all topics since last year, when i joined.

Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:33 pm
by Z98
Short answer, no. No point in including software that might not even run or will crash after a short while.

Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:37 pm
by shevegen
Well I dont read as many threads, but it seems to appear that the kernel is the bottle neck element here - as in the point of failure for further projects building upon ReactOS:D

Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:53 am
by FlyingIsFun1217
shevegen wrote:it seems to appear that the kernel is the bottle neck element here
Not to sound rude (I hate when it comes out that way!), but do you even know what a kernel is? It IS the OS ;)

FlyingIsFun1217

Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:17 pm
by GoBusto
FlyingIsFun1217 wrote:
shevegen wrote:it seems to appear that the kernel is the bottle neck element here
Not to sound rude (I hate when it comes out that way!), but do you even know what a kernel is? It IS the OS ;)

FlyingIsFun1217
Richard "GNU/Linux" Stallman would disagree. :)

Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:12 pm
by Z98
How fortunate that he's held in low regard by quite a few developers here.

Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:49 pm
by GoBusto
Really? I didn't expect that - In fact, I thought that it was the opposite, since ReactOS is licensed under the GPL (for the record, I'm personally sort of neutral about his ideas).

Anyway, back on topic: I like the idea of ReactOS as a server. In fact, that was one of the uses I was thinking of putting it to once it gets a bit more stable.

EDIT: Oops, got confused with another thread.