Re: Fix of the Week

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Re: Fix of the Week

Post by Mna. » Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:32 am

Wow, what a great idea to have "Fix of the week"!
Also I suggest another thread idea: "Feature of the week" :)

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Post by hto » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:21 pm

That's good. There is some lack of information about what is going here.

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Re: Fix of the Week

Post by redder » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:24 am

maybe its not a bad idea to post here the number of the passed/not passed winetests weekly.

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Re: Fix of the Week

Post by vicmarcal » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:18 pm

If we could just have a Blog in the Home Page, these cool snipnews could reach the whole community! :)
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Re: Fix of the Week

Post by Saibamen » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:26 pm

@up: we have Serendipity, but it's old and nobody watch this page :p
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Re: Fix of the Week

Post by Pesho » Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:08 am

gabrielilardi wrote:Commit by rharabien :: r51322 reactos/dll/win32/shell32/ (desktop.c shlview.c): (link)
[SHELL32]
Return 1 in WM_ERASEBKGND when desktop is painted
Fix background for desktop icons and their labels
Moreover fixes explorer_new background
Yeah! No more hiding this by putting a fully blue background without wallpaper :lol:

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Re: Fix of the Week

Post by Sof_T » Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:12 am

gabrielilardi wrote:Commit by rharabien :: r51322 reactos/dll/win32/shell32/ (desktop.c shlview.c): (link)
[SHELL32]

Return 1 in WM_ERASEBKGND when desktop is painted
Fix background for desktop icons and their labels
Moreover fixes explorer_new background

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Maybe not extremely important but the visual impact is immense, it is that step from windows 9x to XP all over again.

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Re: Fix of the Week

Post by Haos » Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:01 pm

Guys, please... This is info thread, not one for discussion.


//Saibamen: topic cleaned :)

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Re: Fix of the Week

Post by aerospaced » Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:08 pm

has everyone quit on this? I do not see any really new post.

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Re: Fix of the Week

Post by gabrielilardi » Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:35 am

aerospaced wrote:has everyone quit on this? I do not see any really new post.
Personally I'll add here what I think end users will notice most. Latest commits don't fall into that category imo.
ReactOS is a living creature, rather, it's a baby, as all the little ones, it changes all the time, it grows and matures every day some days more some days less. You can follow the SVN activity in the homepage or the ros-diff mailing list to see all the work that's being done behind the scenes.

Update: I forgot, SafeMode (F8 at startup) has been implemented with a patch made by AdamEvil in revision 52132. Also, recently, aicom has been working hard on Plug and Play (this will help memory mass storage support once USB branch will be merged back) and network fixes (more stability).

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Re: Fix of the Week

Post by aerospaced » Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:23 pm

Yea, I opened my mouth before I realized there were two pages on this string!

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Re: Fix of the Week

Post by PurpleGurl » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:34 am

gabrielilardi wrote:Commit by rharabien :: revision 52234 reactos/boot/freeldr/freeldr/ (6 files in 4 dirs): (link)
[FREELDR]

Return const pointers instead of converting them
Fix MemoryMapSizeInPages calculation
Don't use pages after 4GB limit on x86 (PAE is not supported yet)
Should fix starting ROS on 4GB machines See issue bug 6031 for more details.
I think Windows XP uses PAE support, even though it has the 4GB barrier for compatibility, just so it can use the hardware buffer overrun protection (No Execute). One thing I would love to see would be maybe a registry switch (once PAE is written) that could be used to open up more of the memory. I imagine there are some well-behaved drivers and adapters out there.

Anyway, I assume these changes above will improve stability and being able to run on machines it is hanging on.

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Re: Fix of the Week

Post by Saibamen » Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:08 am

This is info thread, not one for discussion.
Make new topic for discussion.
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Re: Fix of the Week

Post by FlyingIsFun1217 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:34 pm

gabrielilardi wrote:Commit by cgutman :: revision 52278 reactos/lib/fslib/vfatlib/vfatlib.c: (link)
[VFATLIB]

Determine the correct FAT type based on the size and offset of the partition if the current type is not a FAT type (another FS type or unformatted)
Formatting a floppy, blank partition, or other non-FAT formatted partition from within ROS no longer fails
Maybe with these updates you could give a short one-sentence summary of why it's a good fix?

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Re: Fix of the Week

Post by vicmarcal » Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:00 am

FlyingIsFun1217 wrote:Maybe with these updates you could give a short one-sentence summary of why it's a good fix?
FlyingIsFun1217
I think this one is pretty obvious: If you have a NTFS, EXT2, EXT3 or any other partition now you can format it to FAT. Until now You could just format a FAT partition, since now you can format ANY partition to a FAT partition.
Please if you have suggestions or doubts, open a thread, but keep this one just for "Fix of the Week" commits.
Thanks! :)
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