Project News

ReactOS participating in Google Summer of Code 2019

The ReactOS Project is proud to announce its participation in Google Summer of Code 2019. The Summer of Code program offers students interested in operating systems the unique opportunity to dive into ReactOS development over the course of 3 months and get paid by Google for completed tasks. ReactOS has successfully participated in Summer of Code multiple times in the past. Completed projects include better filesystem support, an improved Application Manager, and a more stable network stack - just to name a few.

December 2018 meeting minutes

2018-12-20 19:00 UTC #meeting Proceedings Meeting started at 19:15 by Colin Finck. Point 1: Status Reports Point 2: NT6+ strategy Point 3: Compilers upgrade Point 1: Status Reports Amine Khaldi reported that he worked on Wine syncs. Colin Finck finished the backup of all our old servers/VMs and could finally terminate the contracts for 3 servers we had in use more or less unchanged for 5 years.

January 2019 meeting minutes

2019-01-24 19:00 UTC Mattermost meeting channel Proceedings Meeting started at 19:00 by Colin Finck, which is our first on Mattermost! Point 1: Status Reports Point 2: Mattermost Point 3: Google Summer of Code 2019 Point 4: TeamCity Point 1: Status Reports Alexander Rechitskiy did several bug reports and rechecked old bug reports. He conducted an experiment on crowdfunding work of Katayama Hirofumi MZ. Apart from that, he also did PR work.

November 2018 meeting minutes

2018-11-29 19:00 UTC #meeting Proceedings Meeting started at 19:01 by Colin Finck. Point 1: Status Reports Point 2: Web and Infrastructure Projects Point 3: Jira tickets workflow Point 4: ReactOS 0.5 Planning Point 5: ReactOS Deutschland e.V. Update and ReactOS Hackfest(s) 2019 Point 6: All-in-one ISOs combining Live-CD and GUI Installer Point 1: Status Reports Aleksey Bragin mostly dropped by to say hi. But he also mentioned he was getting ready for some infrastructure work together with Colin.

ReactOS 0.4.10 released

The ReactOS project is pleased to announce the release of version 0.4.10, the latest of our quarterly cadence of releases. The project has seen an increasing emphasis on consistency and stability over the past few months, an emphasis the rapid release schedule helps reinforce to provide a better end-user experience. Even as new pieces of functionality are added, all this would be for naught if a user could not access them reliably.

August 2018 meeting minutes

2018-08-30 19:00 UTC #meeting Proceedings Meeting started at 19:05 by Colin Finck. Point 1: Status Reports Point 2: Slack / Mattermost Point 1: Status Reports Andreas Bjerkeholt did some translation work. He also got started coding for zipfldr with help from Mark, and fixed button states. He plans to continue work on zipfldr in the future. Colin Finck tackled one of the ideas from the Hackfest idea list together with Mark Jansen, namely the move of the website to a static site generator.

July 2018 meeting minutes

2018-08-02 19:00 UTC #meeting Proceedings Meeting started at 19:01 by Colin Finck. Point 1: Status Reports Point 2: Upcoming Hackfest Point 3: Splitting off ReactOS components into Git submodules Point 4: Celebrating 20 years of ReactOS Point 1: Status Reports Alexander Rechitskiy did some PR work for ReactOS and spread info about recent developments and the 0.4.9 release. Aleksandar Andrejevic mentioned he is thinking about continuing his audio work.

ReactOS 0.4.9 released

The ReactOS Project is pleased to announce the release of version 0.4.9, the latest in our accelerated cadence targeting a release every three months. While a consequence of this faster cycle might mean fewer headliner changes, much of the visible effort nowadays comes in the form of quality-of-life improvements in how ReactOS functions. At the same time work continues on the underlying systems which provide more subtle improvements such as greater system stability and general consistency.

June 2018 meeting minutes

2018-06-28 19:00 UTC #meeting Proceedings Meeting started at 19:04 by Mark Jansen, as Colin Finck was running late. Point 1: Status Reports Point 2: ReactOS Hackfest on August 16-21 Point 3: 0.4.9 release on July 14 Point 4: Website developer/maintainer Point 1: Status Reports Amine Khaldi is doing the usual, Wine syncs and anything he can help with. Colin Finck has been working on authentication modules for RosLogin and the final migration script.

Website upgraded

Today, the ReactOS Website has been migrated to a new Login system and all components have been upgraded to their latest versions. In the course of that, the user database has also been moved and cleaned from accounts that have never been used. Such large migrations hardly go without issues, so if you notice anything wrong, please report a bug in our JIRA bugtracker. You are also advised to change your password in the Self-Service, even if it's just to the same one.