Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Apr 2018 01:51 UTC
ReactOS

ReactOS 0.4.8 has been released, and its biggest new feature is experimental support for NT6+ applications.

With software specifically leaving NT5 behind, ReactOS is expanding its target to support NT6+ (Vista, Windows 8, Windows 10) software. Colin, Giannis and Mark are creating the needed logic in NTDLL and LDR for this purpose. Giannis has finished the side-by-side support and the implicit activation context, Colin has changed Kernel32 to accept software made for NT6+, and Mark keeps working on the shim compatibility layer. Although in a really greenish and experimental state, the new additions in 0.4.8 should start helping several software pieces created for Vista and upwards to start working in ReactOS. Microsoft coined the term backwards compatibility, ReactOS the forward compatibility one.

There's tons of other improvements, as well.

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RE[3]: A much needed step
by Lennie on Mon 16th Apr 2018 17:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: A much needed step"
Lennie
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2007-09-22

As far as I know Wine and ReactOS work together (would be crazy not to)

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RE[4]: A much needed step
by yahya on Mon 16th Apr 2018 21:18 in reply to "RE[3]: A much needed step"
yahya Member since:
2007-03-29

As far as I know Wine and ReactOS work together (would be crazy not to)


ReactOS uses WINE, but I am not sure that WINE in turn benefits from ReactOS in some way.

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RE[5]: A much needed step
by Megol on Tue 17th Apr 2018 19:14 in reply to "RE[4]: A much needed step"
Megol Member since:
2011-04-11

"As far as I know Wine and ReactOS work together (would be crazy not to)


ReactOS uses WINE, but I am not sure that WINE in turn benefits from ReactOS in some way.
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WINE have in the past at least. Haven't followed lately however given that they are both open source projects with compatible licenses working on the same type of software I don't see why that would have changed. They both benefit from that.

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