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I successfully installed ReactOS on my Synology DiskStation (using Virtual Machine Manager). First of all, I'm absolute fascinated about this project!
My first idea how to use it was to replace my Windows build server client. So I tried something quite ambitious, i. e. installing Visual Studio Community 2017.
The installer started and told me that (of course) .NET is needed. So I tried to install .NET, but received this message (apparently this forum doesn't support screenshots, so here's the text):
The .NET Framework 4.6 is not supported on this operating system.
1. Setup may not run properly, because the Windows Update Service is not available on this computer.
2. Setup may not run properly, because the Windows Module Installer Service is not available on this computer.
I assume, currently there is no way to install .NET on ReactOS? Just out of curiousity, do developers work into the direction of supporting the needed components?
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Hi there and welcome to the ReactOS Community & Forums!
ReactOS' main core system is based upon the recreation of the NT 5.2 kernel (as used in Windows XP/Server 2003). Applications and software that require NT 6.x (Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10) kernel version won't work for systems under NT 5.x previous version which ReactOS is based in as explained above my sentence.
However, this can solved by means of layer shims and further API NT 6.x implementations but it will take a considerable time until finished. Therefore you've got to be patient.
jabberwacky wrote:My first idea how to use it was to replace my Windows build server client. So I tried something quite ambitious, i. e. installing Visual Studio Community 2017.
A general note: ReactOS is in Alpha state which means the operating system is in heavy development and critical bugs are still in the wild. It is not recommended to use ReactOS as your every-day OS unless you wish to use for testing purposes or experimentation with a second PC without sensitive data in the hard disk.
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jabberwacky wrote:...I tried something quite ambitious, i. e. installing Visual Studio Community 2017.
The installer started and told me that (of course) .NET (Framework 4.6) is needed. ... (Is) there is no way to install .NET on ReactOS?
Thank you for trying ReactOS and letting the ReactOS community know your results with Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2017 (VS2017).
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 is not supported on Microsoft Windows XP (NT 5.1) nor Server 2003 (NT 5.2), the current feature-set target of ReactOS. See this Microsoft document, Migration Guide to the .NET Framework 4.7, 4.6, 4.5
, especially the chapter linked as "Version Compatibility" on page 1.
Just out of curiosity, do developers work into the direction of supporting the needed components?
At this time, the developers primarily work to make ReactOS feature-complete for the current design target. A small number of NT 6 API interfaces have been written. I do not know if any ReactOS developer currently seeks to make .NET Framework 4.6 run on ReactOS.
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I think there isn't. Priority is the stability of ReactOS now.
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