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Royce Mitchell III's TODO List ( not necessarily in order )


 output error if a cyclic reference is detected
 make ReactOS boot
 test on Windows 9X
 side-by-side modules
 Bugs/enhancements found by KJK::Hyperion:
   please auto-detect the name of NASM (nasm vs nasmw)
   the source tree should be 100% read-only, not just 99% - please 
   generate in the output directory
   for a number of reasons, it'd better to split required libraries in 
   static libraries and import libraries. The main reason is import 
   libraries only work properly if they are at the end of the command 
   line. Another reason is that if we want to build ReactOS as ELF 
   using winebuild, it's better to differentiate between libraries and 
   import libraries in a non-ambiguous way
 GvG: side-by-side building of different ntoskrnl versions, one for UP,
 one for SMP, one for Xen etc. Intermediate and output files would
 be stored in different directories. Compilation flags could be
 different for each version ("-DSMP")
 "compilerflag" in "project" item is not translated to PROJECT_CFLAGS
 variable. However, "include" and "define" work.

fix taskmgr painting issue:

 filip0402: implement the WS_EX_TRANSPARENT flag
 filip0402: it needs to be checked on three places...
 filip0402: two in VIS_ComputeVisibleRegion and one in IntFindWindowToRepaint

freetype caching

inf parsing

 ability to right-click inf file and click "Install" to get it installed
 filip2307: well, the setup inf can be installed. we just don't have the registry entries for the context menu entry.
 w3seek: apps\utils\infinst

copy files via gui

desktop context menu

 new shortcut
 display properties

 grep all GDI_AllocObj ( check the macros that point to it ) and make sure we handle failure gracefully
 grep all GDI_LockObj ( again macros... ) and make sure we handle those failures gracefully too
 ASSERT_KM_POINTER(x) for every x received by an internal kernel function
   bad examples:
     NtWriteFile in ntoskrnl/io/rw.c
   soso examples:
     MpfsWrite at least null-checks the mdl

eradicate TAG_NONE


ms office 2000

figure out why the following can crash reactos cmd: cmd: [CLEAN] *.o precomp.h.gch cmd.sym cmd.a ./cmd.coff cmd.exe cmd.nostrip.exe cmd.o attrib.o alias.o batch.o beep.o call.o chcp.o choice.o cls.o cmdinput.o cmdtable.o color.o console.o copy.o date.o del.o delay.o dir.o dirstack.o echo.o error.o filecomp.o for.o free.o goto.o history.o if.o internal.o label.o locale.o memory.o misc.o move.o msgbox.o path.o pause.o prmopt.o redir.o ren.o screen.o set.o shift.o start.o strtoclr.o time.o timer.o title.o type.o ver.o

ANSWER: Its because windows cmd insert a newline if the echo'ed string is longer than xxx chars thus the echo'ed text is recognized as a typed command, and since the command starts with cmd it executes cmd. Cmd.exe doesnt like all the unknown parameters very much and crash. -Gunnar


driver installation

 filip2307: Class Installers, UM PnP manager, PnP events, some setupapi SetupDi* APIs, CFGMGR32 + RPC runtime + working WIDL

create libnls so we can get rid of tools/unicode

      • DONE IN ReactOS 0.3.0-SVN ***


 error if module referenced by <library> doesn't exist
 <include base="kjs">include</include>
 output error if module referenced by base doesn't exist
 rename junk.tmp, base.tmp and temp.exp to %module%.jnk, %module%.tmp, %module%.exp
 put .exe, .o, etc files in $(ROS_INTERMEDIATE)
 use map instead of vector for factories
 use map created through ctors for module handlers ( kinda like the backend factories )
 implement <xi:fallback>:
    Exception: how about an <xi:include href="config" failonerror="false" /> ?
    Exception: <xi:include href="config.template" />
    Exception: <xi:include href="config" failonerror="false" />
    Exception: then properties in config will override properties in config.template
 add support for <property>, as opposed to <define>
 let make do some of the work to reduce makefile size
 put junk and .a files in $(ROS_TEMPORARY)
 create some variables to reduce makefile size, like %modulename%_INCLUDES, and %modulename%_OBJS
 move module code to a base class where possible ( like the include macro creation )
 mingw backend should auto-detect PCH support and use it if detected
 mingw backend should output <module>_clean target