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What is most important for 0.3?

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:45 pm
by mrsuicide
What do you personally think is the very most important thing that to do before ROS 0.3, besides fixing nasty bugs?

I'd like to see more UI improvements.

I want to see a fully functional Start Menue ( which implies shell32 improvements )!!

I don't want to see those "stub" windows that don't do anything. ( example: Control Panel applets ).

I want to see "back", "forward" and "one folder up" buttons in Explorer working.


UI is comfort. Comfort is what Windows made so sucessful.

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:52 pm
by Delfi
windows installer installations to work and driver management, MMC (or RMC ;) )
isdn wan, dialup support etc..

and ofcourse..

- improved gdi subsystem
- new win32k subsystem

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:54 pm
by TwoTailedFox
For me, driver support is.

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 2:20 pm
by Meklort
Were is networking on that poll?

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 2:22 pm
by mrsuicide
meklort wrote:Were is networking on that poll?
Included in drivers.

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 2:58 pm
by WaxDragon
You can poll all you want, but the stated goal for 0.3 is basic networking.

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 3:47 pm
by Harteex
I'd like to see some work on the UI. Especially what you said about One folder up in explorer.
Also, being able to copy files and so on would be nice.

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 7:02 pm
by Asraniel
improve the explorer so that i can use it on windows as a explorer replacement

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 9:51 pm
by A-v-S
driver compatibility

auto install drivers with inf files.
( ROS asks, found hardware. where is the inf file )

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 11:17 pm
by Blaskowicz
What you ask for is plug'n'play. Experienced users (Granma will not use ReactOS 0.3) can live without it, and I think it will be really useful when ReactOS will be compatible with most (if not all) drivers.

I voted for drivers too, most important being network cards drivers (common Realtek, integrated VIA rhine II and such). display and sound come second (while being very important too)

Next thing I want is supporting Valve's Steam, with HL1 based games at least in software mode, or obviously better, in OpenGL mode. (even HL1 without steam would be great)

With a gecko browser (someone could try K-Meleon?) and a MSN-compatible IM client, ROS will start to be useful; if I can play CS and DoD too and all of this works, I'll start using ROS on real hardware ;)


I'm glad to see Xircon working (on a screenshot), it's my favorite IRC client :)

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 11:33 pm
by dark
support for USB storage devices are a must, first question people ask is does it work with my USB key?

I think the UI is important, but so are drivers. people need to install the driver for their modem so they can connect to the internet.

If creating a UI attracted some developers here i would think completing it would attract more. (a lot of the settings menu's give me changing this is not in reactos yet.)

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2005 12:06 am
by BOT_ev
Ofcourse basic networking ;)

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2005 12:16 am
by Duck
USB support (so people can use usb mouse and keyboard)

Bug fixing

Copy/Paste

driver suport

networking

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2005 3:54 am
by BrandonTurner
networking on real hardware... i think once we can do that people will flock to ros. but im probably wrong.

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2005 8:32 am
by ScoTTie
I think while improving the GUI would be nice, it can wait. Driver support would be much more usefull.