Community Changelog-0.4.11

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  • CC: Rewritten BCB handling and creating. This will improve data mapping. (Pierre Schweitzer)
  • CC: Fixed reference counting for BCBs. This fixes a crash triggered by building ReactOS on ReactOS. (Pierre Schweitzer)
  • CC: More fixes for reading and writing large files. (Pierre Schweitzer)
  • CC: Fixed VACB double-free and avoid freeing uninitialized memory. This fixes a crash encountered in ODIN (Open Disk Imager in a Nutshell) application when backing up data. (Pierre Schweitzer)
  • EX: Added support for cache-aware rundown protections. (Pierre Schweitzer)
  • IO: A fix have been made for file object locking, making ReactOS faster when locking and preventing busy-waits. (Thomas Faber)
  • IO: Work for getting filter driver running have been made. (Pierre Schweitzer)
  • IO: Some more support for DOS names have been added. (Pierre Schweitzer)
  • IO: Finally removed some hacks, making system more stable. (Hermes Belusca-Maito)
  • IO: Devices now have correct ACLs. (Pierre Schweitzer)
  • SE: Fixes for tokens. (Hermes Belusca-Maito)
  • PNP: Fixed PnP error when installing Office 2010. (Eric Kohl)
  • CM: More robust hive creation. (Hermes Belusca-Maito)
  • CM: Improvements for key (un)loading. (Hermes Belusca-Maito)
  • OB: Added support for unsecure global names. This is needed for preventing some .NET regressions. (Pierre Schweitzer)
  • freeldr: Correctly handle F8 keypress when timeout is set to zero. (Hermes Belusca-Maito)


  • usetup/setuplib: Major progress for 1st stage GUI setup have been merged. (Hermes Belusca-Maito)
- Offline ReactOS registry initialization;
- Work-in-progress code that allows verifying whether registry hives are valid;
- Add an upgrade/repair installation page;
- More code modularization in order to use the same file-installation functions in both the text-mode and the GUI-mode setup;
- Dismount a disk partition before deleting it;
- Use filesystem detection code based on recognition by FSDs ...
- ... and more!
  • usetup: Implemented shutdown timeout progress bar. (Bisoc George, Stanislav Motylkov)
  • usetup: Partition table structure is changed to provide compatibility with modern operating systems and disk utilities. (Pierre Schweitzer)
  • usetup: Additional checks for creating partitions are added. This prevents disk corruption. (Hermes Belusca-Maito)

Win32 subsystem:

  • lpk: Finished the BiDi support. Now these characters are correctly rendered in all areas. (Baruch Rutman)
  • win32ss/ntgdi: Some fixes for pen drawing. (Katayama Hirofumi MZ)
  • win32ss/ntuser: Fixed a crash triggered by moving some windows around. (Thomas Faber)
  • win32ss/ntuser: A problem about window switching was fixed. (Katayama Hirofumi MZ)
  • win32ss/ntuser: Beginnings of implementation of ghosting windows for hanging applications. Work in progress. (Katayama Hirofumi MZ)
  • win32ss/font: Fixed a bug causes Google Chrome not rendering web pages. (Katayama Hirofumi MZ)
  • win32ss/font: Improvements in font penalty, this makes fonts more correctly rendered. (Katayama Hirofumi MZ)
  • win32ss/font: Fixed a crash when browsing some websites with Firefox. (Katayama Hirofumi MZ)
  • win32ss/menu: Fix Y-positioning of texts. (Katayama Hirofumi MZ)
  • fonts: Various improvements. Added some substitutes. (Katayama Hirofumi MZ)
  • user32: Fixed the button Y positioning. (Katayama Hirofumi MZ)
  • user32: Fixed task switcher. (Katayama Hirofumi MZ)
  • winlogon: Disconnect from remote locations when logging off. This fixes duplicate network drives showing. (Pierre Schweitzer)
  • rpcss: Fixed a bug about system accounts, also re-enabling Office 2010 installation. (Hermes Belusca-Maito)
  • ntvdm: CD-ROM access is now allowed for DOS programs. (Mark Jansen, Pierre Schweitzer)
  • winsrv: Improve the shutdown sequence. Properly wait for each process to exit. This fixes a major bug nicknamed ".NET 2.0 chaos", causing system to become damaged and unresponsive after closing .NET apps. (Giannis Adamopoulos)


  • cdfs: Properly check for legal file names. (Pierre Schweitzer)
  • btrfs: Fixed a major leak. (Thomas Faber)
  • fastfat: Improved and fixed bugs when dismounting a disk volume. This fixes many setup problems. (Hermes Belusca-Maito)
  • ntfs: Fix bug with partial directory reads. (Pierre Schweitzer)
  • usbuhci_new: Bring in new UHCI driver, not activated yet. (Vadim Galyant)
  • usbehci_new: Bring in new EHCI driver, not activated yet. (Vadim Galyant)
  • ramdisk: Allow installing ReactOS from BootCD via PXE network boot with RAM disk. (Bernhard Feichtinger)
  • fltmgr: Major progress have been made to get filter driver functioning for some programs. (Pierre Schweitzer, Ged Murphy)
  • tcpip: Implement enumeration of active TCP and UDP connections and retrieving them. This allows to use netstat, PortExpert, TcpView and CurrPorts in ReactOS. (Pierre Schweitzer)


  • Fixed prompt interruption issue with Ctrl+C in Command Prompt. (Stanislav Motylkov)
  • Various fixes in the command line utilities based on Coverity. (Pako Smith)
  • Fixed a bug in File Browser when showing main window. (Giannis Adamopoulos)

System DLLs:

  • ntdll/ldr: Properly load kernel32, allowing registering kernel32 for manifest probing when loading DLLs. This fixes starting lots of apps. (Mark Jansen)
  • ntdll: Implemented FLS callbacks. (Mark Jansen)
  • advapi32: Work on security keys and password encryption. (Eric Kohl)
  • advapi32: A bug preventing Java 7 installation is fixed. (Hermes Belusca-Maito)
  • kernel32: Unhandled exceptions in a thread are now reported to Dr. Watson. (Mark Jansen)
  • opengl32: Preparation of fixes to make ReactOS work with NVidia GPU drivers, work in progress. (Bernhard Feichtinger)

User-mode DLLs:

  • shell32: Fixed a regression that causes shortcuts not displaying correct icon or just a generic icon. (Katayama Hirofumi MZ, Hermes Belusca-Maito)
  • shell32: Fixed Quick Launch not opening in LiveCD. (Hermes Belusca-Maito)
  • shell32: Various fixes and improvements for icon pick dialog. (Hermes Belusca-Maito)
  • shell32: Fixed a bug with duplicated double quotes in path while opening files with custom applications. (Giannis Adamopoulos)
  • shell32: Improve file properties dialog. (Stanislav Motylkov, Giannis Adamopoulos, Joachim Henze)
  • shell32: Fix dragging multiple files with right mouse button and then showing context menu. (Giannis Adamopoulos)
  • shell32: Don't expose buttons on the taskbar for folder options and file properties dialogs. (Katayama Hirofumi MZ)
  • browseui: Implemented toggling folders and search band with the toolbar. (Giannis Adamopoulos)
  • browseui: Properly fix displaying current path in the explorer address bar. (Doug Lyons)
  • comctl32: Unregister some classes. This reduces some crashes. (Mark Jansen)
  • netapi32: Implemented network group commands. (Eric Kohl)
  • netapi32: Improvements for account logon. (Eric Kohl)
  • mpr: Properly disconnect remote drives on logout. (Pierre Schweitzer)
  • mpr: Properly enumerate and mount persistent network drives. (Pierre Schweitzer)
  • mpr: Implemented remembered connection enumeration. (Pierre Schweitzer)
  • mpr: Implemented adding and deleting persistent connections. (Pierre Schweitzer)
  • iphlpapi: More progress to get some more apps working. Also fixed some heap corruptions. (Pierre Schweitzer)
  • netshell: Fixed crash when a network drive is attempted to get renamed with explorer. (Giannis Adamopoulos)
  • netshell: Major rewrite and improvements. (Giannis Adamopoulos)
  • shimgvw: GIF animations are now played. (Katayama Hirofumi MZ, Stanislav Motylkov)
  • msv1_0: Implemented account expiration. (Eric Kohl)
  • setupapi: Fixed regression of Device Manager not installing tons of devices. (Eric Kohl)
  • winmm: Attempt to load each driver only once, reducing CPU usage. (Baruch Rutman)
  • xolehlp: Added DLL from Wine-Staging 3.21. This fixed some issues with installing Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition. (Hermes Belusca-Maito)
  • apisets: Begin implementing versioned API forwarders for application compatibility, work in progress. (Mark Jansen)

Commands and utilities:

  • net: Lots of minor improvements and some bug fixes. (Eric Kohl)
  • cpl: Position fixup for various CPLs after font metrics fixes. (Stanislav Motylkov)
  • sysdm.cpl: Added view for system hardware model name and uptime information. (Stanislav Motylkov)
  • inetcpl.cpl: Fixed icons for trusted and restricted zones. (Stanislav Motylkov)
  • msports: Implemented serial port settings. (Eric Kohl)
  • netcfgx: Implemented basic settings for network adapters. (Eric Kohl)
  • services: Various minor improvements. (Eric Kohl)
  • magnify: Fixed the magnification ratio bug. (Benjamin Chris)
  • regedit: Fixed some glitches. (Katayama Hirofumi MZ)
  • mspaint: Fix scrollbar presence on canvas. (Stefan Fulea)
  • osk: Add the welcome message box and the minimize button. (Bisoc George)
  • drwtsn32: Include extended system and baseboard information in Dr. Watson's application crash logs. (Stanislav Motylkov)
  • notepad: Improve and simplify About dialog appearance. (Erdem Ersoy)


  • acpica: Update to version 20181003. (Thomas Faber)
  • User-mode DLLs are synced with Wine Staging 3.17. (Amine Khaldi) WineD3D and DirectX DLLs are not synced yet due to regressions.
  • Fix bugs in multiple modules detected by Coverity. (Pierre Schweitzer)
  • hal: Update the PCI hardware IDs database to version 2018-11-21 03:15:02. (Hermes Belusca-Maito)
  • libtirpc: Backported fix for CVE-2018-14621 vulnerability. (Pierre Schweitzer)
  • Add an easy way to include 3rd party files to the installation. A new modules/3rdparty directory is added which lets the files end up in C:\ReactOS\3rdParty ready for use. (Bernhard Feichtinger)
  • Added support for Romanian Standard Keyboard layout. (Stefan Fulea)

Outside the tree:

  • Major work on Plug and Play and HAL has been done in order to fix driver issues, work in progress. (Vadim Galyant)
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