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Shelnutt2
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So I'd like to help out...

Post by Shelnutt2 »

I'd like to help this project out. I love the idea of an windows NT like kernel thats open source. My immediate problem is that I only program in Java. I've been using Java for nearly a year and have become very proficent at making little programs here and there.

Is there anything I can do to help programming wise? I know java is not used/can't really be used for anything that would bring development to ReactOS. I thought I should ask though if there is anything that you might need done in Java.

I think I need to try and pick up C/C++. That way in the future I might really be able to help out this project.

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Post by Z98 »

The developers use C for programming the operating system and most of its utilities. Try this section.

http://www.reactos.org/xhtml/en/dev_start.html

Also, most of the developers hang out on IRC and don't come to the forums.

http://www.reactos.org/xhtml/en/community_irc.html

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Re: So I'd like to help out...

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Shelnutt2 wrote: I think I need to try and pick up C/C++. That way in the future I might really be able to help out this project.
I think you do. For starters, try out:

http://www.cprogramming.com
Case you also want to learn C++, no big, just recognise it's diferences.
Don't forget that when you start to really understand the code you should go up to Win32 API programming, mainly in C.
Browse for tutorials, I'll give you some:

This one is not really good, but it's a good start:
http://www.mdstud.chalmers.se/~md7amag/ ... part1.html

Now this is not that bad:
http://win32asm.cjb.net/

Some right explanations:
http://www.relisoft.com/win32/generic.html

And once you've got it, browse for this great website:
http://www.foosyerdoos.fsnet.co.uk/

Remember C++ IS NOT Visual C++

Hope I've helped!
Oh and browse for more tutorials, they might help.

Remember to get the RosBE to be able to compile ReactOS.
Besides that I also use Dev-cpp 4.9.9.2

Good luck!

Shelnutt2
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Re: So I'd like to help out...

Post by Shelnutt2 »

jorl17 wrote: I think you do. For starters, try out:

http://www.cprogramming.com
Case you also want to learn C++, no big, just recognise it's diferences.
Don't forget that when you start to really understand the code you should go up to Win32 API programming, mainly in C.
Browse for tutorials, I'll give you some:

This one is not really good, but it's a good start:
http://www.mdstud.chalmers.se/~md7amag/ ... part1.html

Now this is not that bad:
http://win32asm.cjb.net/

Some right explanations:
http://www.relisoft.com/win32/generic.html

And once you've got it, browse for this great website:
http://www.foosyerdoos.fsnet.co.uk/

Remember C++ IS NOT Visual C++

Hope I've helped!
Oh and browse for more tutorials, they might help.

Remember to get the RosBE to be able to compile ReactOS.
Besides that I also use Dev-cpp 4.9.9.2

Good luck!
Thanks for all the links and advice.

Yeah Visual C++ = Yuck! I like the good stuff, C/C++, Java, not that microsoft tainted stuff.

Only reason I picked up java was because I could make one program and have it work on both Linux, and Windows. Now I wish I could have just gone with C.

I'm off to slowly learn C.

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Re: So I'd like to help out...

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Shelnutt2 wrote: Yeah Visual C++ = Yuck! I like the good stuff, C/C++, Java, not that microsoft tainted stuff.
hmm, strange view you have there.

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Re: So I'd like to help out...

Post by Shelnutt2 »

Ged wrote:hmm, strange view you have there.
Well, in my opinion when I develop a program, I want the ability to chose what OS I want to use it on, not be limited by support for only windows.

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That makes no sense, why would VC++ have anything to do wih that?

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Post by Shelnutt2 »

Ged wrote:That makes no sense, why would VC++ have anything to do wih that?
Doh! I was thinking of C#. My bad :oops: .

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C# is compatable across platforms too with the mono toolset ;)

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Post by Shelnutt2 »

Ged wrote:C# is compatable across platforms too with the mono toolset ;)
Ok I think I'll stop bashing now :oops: . (Next time I'll read more about stuff before I judge)

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Post by Ged »

hehe. Ignore me, I'm just in one of those moods ;)

pop into our IRC channel, there are a million things you can get involved with :)

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