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I think that the next ReactOS version (0.3.6) should be mainly a bug fixing release. A very large amount of open bugs have accumulated in bugzilla that haven't been touched in ages. We're to busy implementing new features when we can't even fix the ones we have. No disrespect to the developers who work long and hard for the project but it comes a time to stop implementing features and start fixing them. Currently we have 4+ drivers that are broken that I known of (isapnp, acpi, vga, floppy). The driver problems (mainly vga) have caused some video issues with people using integrated graphics and I think we should get that working as soon as possible.
We have to start fixing them somewhere. We can't start at release 0.3.9. Then we get lots of people mad because we have blown our release date by about 2 months fixing bugs at the last minute.manatails007 wrote:I don't know if 0.3.6 will be bugfixig release, but I think many bugs will be fixed before 0.4 release candidate
I'm not saying implement everything. I mean fix things that have regressed or never really worked right because of a coding mistake.cmoibenlepro wrote:Yes and No.
Bugs are caused by unimplemented or incomplete features, which leads to incompatibility and instability as software are expecting these features to exist!
Reactos is different from linux.
I don't mean to sound rude, but you use the term 'we' a lot.aicommander wrote: We're to busy implementing new features when we can't even fix the ones we have....
We have to start fixing them somewhere. ...
We can't start at release 0.3.9.
we get lots of people mad because we have blown our release date by about 2 months fixing bugs at the last minute.
If you want to group yourself with the ros devs by using the term 'we', why don't you start fixing things yourself instead of moaning.
Sorry guys, but this is not for the end-users to decide. Wrong use of forum poll as well. I doubt that any of you know how does such "bugfixing" release affect development. It happened recently, almost a year ago, when releasing 0.3.2 was cancelled and from that moment 0.3.3 was supposed to be bugfixing only. Trunk was frozen and new features committing was disallowed. It took several months to fix 5-6 really nasty blocker bugs. Whereas it was necessary back then, it would be a pure waste of time right now.
It most probably won't. Anyway I really don't care, the way I see it, at this moment ros should only have trunk builds and no releases at all, as they keep creating trouble, right after a release comes out it's already old, and issues like keyboard/mouse keep popping up even today after a long time after the 0.3.4 release, there's no magic behind a so called "release".cppm wrote:yeah, stupid poll, but is 0.3.5 likely to be released in april?
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