What is most important for 0.3?

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What to do?

Improve UI ( Taskbar, Explorer, Control Panel, Setup... )
Merge more new Wine code for improved functionality
Improve Kernel for a broader range of supported drivers
Ship more applications with ROS ( Calculator, Abiword... )
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What is most important for 0.3?

Post 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.
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Post 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

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Post by TwoTailedFox »

For me, driver support is.

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Post by Meklort »

Were is networking on that poll?

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Post by mrsuicide »

meklort wrote:Were is networking on that poll?
Included in drivers.

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Post by WaxDragon »

You can poll all you want, but the stated goal for 0.3 is basic networking.

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Post 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.

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Post by Asraniel »

improve the explorer so that i can use it on windows as a explorer replacement

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Post by A-v-S »

driver compatibility

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

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Post 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.)

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Post by BOT_ev »

Ofcourse basic networking ;)

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Post by Duck »

USB support (so people can use usb mouse and keyboard)

Bug fixing


driver suport


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Post by BrandonTurner »

networking on real hardware... i think once we can do that people will flock to ros. but im probably wrong.

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Post by ScoTTie »

I think while improving the GUI would be nice, it can wait. Driver support would be much more usefull.

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