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 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.
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.
Another year, another round of Google Summer of Code! The ReactOS Project is participating in Google Summer of Code 2021 and welcomes the selected students. He Yang is a successful student from GSoC 2020, who is going to continue his dive into user-mode ReactOS this year by working on iernonce.dll. That library is responsible for RunOnceEx, a prominent Windows feature to run multiple commands once after a system reboot. Implementing that feature will benefit software depending on it.
Despite all the turbulence, it has been quite a productive year for ReactOS. Many bugs and instabilities were resolved, many more have been introduced. This year we hired two kernel developers full-time, this happened for the first time in the project’s history. The post highlights some of the changes which may be interesting to the community. Shell changes Shell hasn’t seen much attention recently, due to most of the work being concentrated in the kernel, but there are still some useful fixes and feature implementations:
I proudly announce that ReactOS Deutschland e.V. has hired Jérôme Gardou to work full-time on the ReactOS kernel’s memory manager for the next 3 months. Jérôme is a ReactOS veteran who has been contributing to the project since 2009. He has deep expertise into nearly all parts of ReactOS, ranging from various user-mode components (mostly related to low-level graphics) over their kernel-mode counterparts and down to bare-metal components like the kernel memory manager.
2020-06-25 19:00 UTC Mattermost meeting channel Proceedings Meeting started at 19:01 by Colin Finck. Point 1: Achievements and Future Outlook Point 2: GSoC 2020 Status Point 3: Channel moderation Point 4: 0.4.14 release status Point 5: Unifying our contribution guidelines and handling Pull Requests Point 1: Achievements and Future Outlook Amine Khaldi worked on the built-in PCH CMake, the flex/bison PR and some other minor tasks. Can Taşan continued to test Microsoft Office 2003 on ReactOS and caught two regressions.
I am proud to announce that ReactOS Deutschland e.V. has hired Victor Perevertkin to work full-time on the ReactOS storage stack for the next 3 months. Victor has been a proven contributor to various ReactOS components since 2018. He already got deep into the kernel side of things when writing Btrfs boot sector code in his GSoC debut, later managed the integration of a new USB stack, and recently touched nearly all parts of ReactOS when preparing it for the major upgrade to a new compiler toolchain.
The ReactOS Build Environment (RosBE), our curated set of compilers and build tools, has just received a major upgrade. After more than 7 years of using the same and now ancient GCC 4.7.2, ReactOS is finally going to be built with the help of a modern compiler (GCC 8.4.0). Among other things, the new version better detects programming mistakes like improperly sized buffers, and comes with improved error messages to pinpoint such mistakes to the corresponding position in code.
2020-03-26 19:00 UTC Mattermost meeting channel Proceedings Meeting started at 19:05 by Colin Finck. Point 1: Achievements and Future Outlook Point 2: GSoC 2020 Status Point 3: Drop one theme from the default package Point 4: Hire a developer for dev-web interface and/or devops for our infrastructure Point 5: GitHub PR situation Point 1: Achievements and Future Outlook Stanislav Motylkov is currently preparing a cumulative update for his SMBIOS parser code in sysdm.