1st-stage GUI setup, Part 3 - December 2023: First tests

Greetings! Welcome to the third blog of the series “1st-stage GUI setup”: September 2023: Partly Wine-syncing setupapi October-November 2023: Making partitioning UI work December 2023: First tests In this third blog post, I will cover my work done during the month of December 2023: testing the whole 1st-stage GUI setup, together with the partially wine-synced setupapi dll. Finishing and testing the partitioning page UI The first week was devoted to finally putting together the code for manipulating partitions from the user interface, using the new workflow, and testing it.

1st-stage GUI setup, Part 2 - October-November 2023: Making partitioning UI work

Greetings! Welcome to the second blog of the series “1st-stage GUI setup”: September 2023: Partly Wine-syncing setupapi October-November 2023: Making partitioning UI work December 2023: First tests As you may have noticed, I have been quite silent about my work and not regularly writing blog posts about what I have done so far. Well, I am more concerned about getting actual code written and working before discussing about it, instead of doing that about half-done not-yet-tested code; much like what the GUI setup was during these previous months.

1st-stage GUI setup, Part 1 - September 2023: Partly Wine-syncing setupapi

Greetings to all ReactOS followers! As many of you certainly are aware by now, I have been officially hired by ReactOS Deutschland e.V. to develop the graphical version of the 1st-stage ReactOS installer (“1st-stage GUI setup”). This is the first blog of the series “1st-stage GUI setup”: September 2023: Partly Wine-syncing setupapi October-November 2023: Making partitioning UI work December 2023: First tests During this first month of September 2023, my goal was to partly sync the code of the setupapi.

Newsletter 103 - Late 2023 news

Salutations from the ReactOS project team! In previous posts, we talked about the ReactOS releasing process and the development status of the project, as well as the hiring of our long-term developer Hermès Bélusca-Maïto (HBelusca). We are making an effort to publish at least 3 newsletters per year, depending on how the development workflow goes. In this newsletter we will highlight some of the contributions made by project developers and contributors, as well as future plans and headlines.

Hermès Bélusca-Maïto hired full-time to work on the ReactOS GUI Setup

Our team proudly announces that ReactOS Deutschland e.V. has hired Hermès Bélusca-Maïto to work full-time on the ReactOS GUI Setup for the next 5 months, starting September 2, 2023. Hermès is a long-time contributor and developer who worked on the project since 2012. He has several skills and expertise into various components of ReactOS, notably being the Client/Server Runtime Subsystem (CSRSS), Console Server Subsystem (CONSRV), NTVDM, and others. His upcoming goal is to finish the first-stage ReactOS GUI setup, which offers an alternative to the classic first-stage text-mode setup (also called USETUP).

Newsletter 102 - 2022/2023 news

Hello ReactOS followers and enthusiasts! It has been quite a long time since we published the 101th newsletter and so far no further updates have been posted since then. While the ReactOS Twitter account does provide announcements, posts about working applications and such from time to time, much of what is happening with the project as a whole isn’t mentioned. Most of what we are going to talk about is the current situation with releases and overall ReactOS development.

Google Summer of Code 2022 - Call for contributors

We are proud to announce that ReactOS has been accepted into the 2022 Google Summer of Code program. The GSOC program is a great opportunity for a fresh contributors looking to join the Open Source and Free Software movement. This year we are looking for new contributors who want to enhance skills in kernel development and NT architecture. Our team consists of skilled mentors who are going to guide eager students with ReactOS architecture and development practices.

ReactOS will be on Chemnitz Linux Days 2022 (Online event)

ReactOS will participate with an own booth on CLT 2022. It will be held on this Saturday and Sunday. Starts at 9:30 CET and ends at ~18:00 CET on both days. The whole thing will be held online and to make you at least feel a bit like you are there in real they once more use the WorkAdventure platform. We plan to show ReactOS of course and stuff that works.

ReactOS 0.4.14 released

The ReactOS Team is pleased to announce the release of version 0.4.14. As with every other release, we’re regularly noting improvements and updates to keep you in touch with what is being done in ReactOS. In this release, improvements range from FreeLoader fixes, Shell features, kernel fixes, NetKVM VirtIO bringup, further work on the Xbox port and support for NEC PC-9800. Note that it took us over a year to get this release in shape and fix regressions.

Newsletter 101 - July 2021 news

Hello ReactOS followers! This report covers changes in the project during February-July 2021. And we definitely have some things to highlight! amd64 build is getting more stable Timo Kreuzer (tkreuzer) worked hard on various parts of the kernel and HAL, fixing issues here and there. Structured Exception Handling (SEH) support for the amd64 architecture was finished, various bugs around the kernel are fixed. A major issue with interrupt handling in HAL was also fixed in May, which finally allowed a semi-stable boot in a virtual environment.