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== What points are/aren't relevant ==
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== Suggestions ==
  
Maybe we should remove/reject/improve some of the ideas. For example: the "explorer enhangements" idea look a bit vague to me. Also, I think ReactOS would be helped a lot more with for example full USB 2.0 functionality, sound or DirectX 9, than with a FOSS clone from already existing windows software.
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KEEP THE LIST SHORT
 
 
On the other hand, we're helped with everything, and I think aplying students can judge for themselves what ideas are relevant and which aren't.
 
 
 
== Suggestions ==
 
  
 
A few suggestions:
 
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====NTFS support====
 
====NTFS support====
 
Linux has already an NTFS driver which enables safe reading and editing of files. Other things like creating files isn't safe yet. However, especially NTFS read support would be very handy, so at least the users would be allowed to view their files or copy them to their ReactOS partition. For this, the linux driver has to be ported. If this would be the case, it would be very handy if it would be made easy to make a new port at a later time, when more functionality can be done safely.
 
Linux has already an NTFS driver which enables safe reading and editing of files. Other things like creating files isn't safe yet. However, especially NTFS read support would be very handy, so at least the users would be allowed to view their files or copy them to their ReactOS partition. For this, the linux driver has to be ported. If this would be the case, it would be very handy if it would be made easy to make a new port at a later time, when more functionality can be done safely.
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====My PC and Driver installation GUI support====
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Create the GUI application to install drivers, and add a My PC folder with administration tools so you can tweak reactos to use internet in real hardware without editing manually the registry and configure as much of reactos as possible this early.

Latest revision as of 12:24, 3 March 2013

Suggestions

KEEP THE LIST SHORT

A few suggestions:

better video driver support

Make it this good, that you simply can run the installer from (for example) nvidia.com, and implement hardware acceleration for a few basic things (the cursor, moving windows, things like that).

If this isn't enough for a project, we could expand the assignment with the following: full OpenGL support, hardware accelerate every 2D thing also accelerated in Windows XP and/or ensure that driver installers from other types of hardware also work.

NTFS support

Linux has already an NTFS driver which enables safe reading and editing of files. Other things like creating files isn't safe yet. However, especially NTFS read support would be very handy, so at least the users would be allowed to view their files or copy them to their ReactOS partition. For this, the linux driver has to be ported. If this would be the case, it would be very handy if it would be made easy to make a new port at a later time, when more functionality can be done safely.

My PC and Driver installation GUI support

Create the GUI application to install drivers, and add a My PC folder with administration tools so you can tweak reactos to use internet in real hardware without editing manually the registry and configure as much of reactos as possible this early.