Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th May 2013 22:55 UTC, submitted by sheokand
ReactOS "The ReactOS project is proud to announce the release of version 0.3.15. A culmination of over a year of development, 0.3.15 incorporates several architectural enhancements to create a more compatible and conformant implementation of the NT architecture. Perhaps the most user visible enhancement is initial support for USB devices, both storage and input. Infrastructure wise, this is the first release of ReactOS using CMake instead of rbuild. The conversion to CMake has allowed developers to generate Visual Studio solutions for working on the code, though several C++ components still need work before support for Microsoft's toolchain is complete."
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RE[2]: So in a nutshell ...
by weckart on Fri 31st May 2013 07:28 UTC in reply to "RE: So in a nutshell ..."
weckart
Member since:
2006-01-11

If the strikethroughs across most of the languages formerly available shown in the lower left corner of the ReactOS homepage is anything to go by, you are not the only one starting to lose interest in the project.

It was inevitable; the ReactOS devs are chasing a swiftly moving target. Haiku devs only had to resurrect a moribund OS for which they could dictate the pace of development.

If it attained a modicum of functionality, however basic, then ReactOS might gain some traction as a slightly advanced version of FreeDOS - bundled with cheap electronics to be used in bootable media for the purposes of gui-based ROM flashing or to demonstrate with simple apps some of the capabilities of the product it is bundled with.

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RE[3]: So in a nutshell ...
by MOS6510 on Fri 31st May 2013 07:42 in reply to "RE[2]: So in a nutshell ..."
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Worse, the user FAQ is empty (at least in my browser, bug?).

Which means there are no users or there are users that don't ask any questions.

Off-topic: Frequently Asked Questions? FAQs appear on sites that have just gone on-line, how can any question have been asked, let alone frequently?

In reality FAQs are QWTPAMLTAs (questions we think people are most likely to ask).

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RE[4]: So in a nutshell ...
by WereCatf on Fri 31st May 2013 08:01 in reply to "RE[3]: So in a nutshell ..."
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

I like to refer to them as just Q&A -- questions and answers. It gets the point across just as well.

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RE[4]: So in a nutshell ...
by Laurence on Fri 31st May 2013 08:16 in reply to "RE[3]: So in a nutshell ..."
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26


Off-topic: Frequently Asked Questions? FAQs appear on sites that have just gone on-line, how can any question have been asked, let alone frequently?

In reality FAQs are QWTPAMLTAs (questions we think people are most likely to ask).


To be fair, it can sometimes take a lot of work to put a site online. And in the case of start ups, they may have been communicating their ideas with a number of people long before the site does go online. So they might already have a list of frequently asked questions.

However there's definitely also a lot of the QWTPAMLTAs going on as well.

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RE[3]: So in a nutshell ...
by umccullough on Fri 31st May 2013 22:39 in reply to "RE[2]: So in a nutshell ..."
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

If the strikethroughs across most of the languages formerly available shown in the lower left corner of the ReactOS homepage is anything to go by, you are not the only one starting to lose interest in the project.


My understanding is that the strikethrough only happens on pages that haven't been translated to those languages yet.

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