Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 2nd Sep 2017 22:51 UTC

0.4.6 is a major step towards real hardware support. Several dual boot issues have been fixed and now partitions are managed in a safer way avoiding corruption of the partition list structures. ReactOS Loader can now load custom kernels and HALs.

Printing Subsystem is still greenish in 0.4.6, however Colin Finck has implemented a huge number of new APIs and fixed some of the bugs reported and detected by the ReactOS automated tests.

Regarding drivers, Pierre Schweitzer has added an NFS driver and started implementing RDBSS and RXCE, needed to enable SMB support in the future, Sylvain Petreolle has imported a Digital TV tuning device driver and the UDFS driver has been re-enabled in 0.4.6 after fixing several deadlocks and issues which was making it previously unusable. Critical bugs and leakages in CDFS, SCSI and HDAUDBUS have been also fixed.

That's some solid progress.

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Well done ReactOS
by Bringbackanonposting on Tue 5th Sep 2017 20:17 UTC
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Great progress I think. In my mind it's all about applications. ReactOS in the Alt OS landscape has the brightest future if it can get to the point of running a fraction of the application library that runs (ran) on NT5. Sure, 10-15 yo applications may be out dated compared to new ones but some of these Alt OSs mentioned will potentially never have the option of having native applications like this. I'm a bit of a Foss guy and hate Microsoft and Apple, so this was hard to write lol!

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