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ReactOS Arm build status / building apps for ReactOS ARMv7

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:47 am
by mars_ashworth
Hello all,

I read the comment on the download page for the ports for the ARM build that it was not under development but there's also no mention of the current state of the port either. Is it at the point where it boots to the desktop environment? It mentions it boots but that could mean anything really.

I was originally looking at using ReactOS as a full blown drop in replacement for windows but since that backfired, have now moved to Linux on my Orange PI PC2 with poor substitutions for my applications. Now that i have settled into this setup, i want to get back into developing applications again and thought why not develop for ReactOS Arm by switching out my SD card when i want to be in ReactOS. My question now is ... are there any development apps built for the ARM build? Because reading pages on the wiki it kinda sounds like it boots into the desktop and ... thats about it. But I wanted to get clarification on that since its not "under active development" and i'd really love to be able to do my own work on my own applications to at least get ahead.

I can compile from source, thats not the question here. I just want to clarify if its even possible to build apps on ReactOS Arm atm. If i could use something like CodeLite, then that would be enough to get me started.

Re: ReactOS Arm build status / building apps for ReactOS ARM

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:03 am
by mars_ashworth
Before anyone jumps up and down ... I have only just received the Orange PI PC2 in the mail last week, and I have installed virtualbox but haven't run the package for the ReactOS ARM because ... unlike the x86 version theres no iso, so I'm assuming i have to compile it; but i wanted to make sure BEFORE i do so that it will actually be useful for me to do so because i want to design apps for ReactOS.

EDIT : After reading again, i think i now understand it that the ROSBE Unix should run in the debian virtualbox on my Orange PI PC2

Re: ReactOS Arm build status / building apps for ReactOS ARM

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:12 am
by karlexceed
Sorry, I can't speak to a lot of what you're asking, but I do know that the state of the ARM port is basically "broken and abandoned".

Forum search for "ARM port": search.php?st=0&sk=t&sd=d&sr=topics&keywords=ARM+port

Here's a thread from earlier this month: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=17213&hilit=ARM+port

Another discussion about porting: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=16656&hilit=ARM+port
Another: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=16601&hilit=ARM+port
And another: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14047&hilit=ARM+port
One from 2015: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14027&hilit=ARM+port
An older one: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11285&hilit=ARM+port
And a weird one: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=12622&hilit=ARM+port

Re: ReactOS Arm build status / building apps for ReactOS ARM

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:26 am
by binarymaster
mars_ashworth wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:47 am
I can compile from source, thats not the question here. I just want to clarify if its even possible to build apps on ReactOS Arm atm. If i could use something like CodeLite, then that would be enough to get me started.
karlexceed wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:12 am
Sorry, I can't speak to a lot of what you're asking, but I do know that the state of the ARM port is basically "broken and abandoned".
But we still have a hope, since ReactOS is looking for ARM developers. :)

Follow this thread: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=17977

Re: ReactOS Arm build status / building apps for ReactOS ARMv7

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:48 pm
by mrmajik45
And with Windows On Arm, we can get some drivers.

Re: ReactOS Arm build status / building apps for ReactOS ARMv7

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:27 pm
by jimtabor
Here is an ARM article....

Look at "Build using a MinGW toolchain supporting ARM",

https://gist.github.com/MIvanchev/14de5 ... 0cf1c0b01e