Home > ReactOS > ReactOS 0.1.2 Released ReactOS 0.1.2 Released Submitted by Jason Filby 2003-07-10 ReactOS 21 Comments ReactOS 0.1.2 has been released and features many improvements. Basic Java (console and AWT)/Mono (console) apps can run, several 3rd party video drivers for Windows NT 4 can be loaded – and there are many other improvements. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 21 Comments 2003-07-10 9:31 pm Way to go, does anyone have a more precise figure for “several” in the video drivers department? Continue the good work guys. 2003-07-11 1:01 am Though I don’t think that I personally could ever again be happy with an OS that isn’t FreeBSD, I do think that this is a cool little project. Once both the ReactOS and WINE projects begin to work together this might well be the perfect platform for running all of one’s pre-palladium Windows apps. OpenWindows anyone? 2003-07-11 5:16 am Kingston: agreed, freeBSD is very nice. However, i had thought WINE and Reactos HAVE been working together, maybe not though. it would seem like a logical partnership. maybe not openwindows, but a play on the open window(as in a glass window) concept…. Shutters, maybe? 2003-07-11 5:35 am Hey, I’m a linuxhead, but I think this is an awesome project. it will provide people with a very familiar environment without the suckages of ms castrating the product so it could make extra revenue selling stuff that it could’ve included anyway. Stuff like smp, development tools..proper console Best of luck to reactos people, Taras 2003-07-11 7:29 am The ReactOS team plans to work with the WINE team but only after the kernel space stuff is much more complete, but are not making use of the WINE source yet as they do not currently have the ability to do anything with it. I’d give it a year or so before we start to see an integration. 2003-07-11 10:38 am They are using WINE, I quote from the mailing list: Hello All, I am planing on trying to have most of the WINE merge done by the start of next week with Capser’s ReactOS Wine tree and my WINE patches done so maybe we will be able to at least run the WINE regression tests during Linux World. … Thanks for everything. Steven 2003-07-11 12:28 pm I’ve read up on react before, it aims to be a clone of Windows NT? Isn’t that a little behind the times? – j 2003-07-11 12:33 pm Can someone explain please the difference between the following: ReactOS 0.1.2 Binaries ReactOS 0.1.2 ISO ReactOS 0.1.2 Source I know that an ISO image is burned to disk so I can install or run from there. But what is the difference between Source and Binary. If I want to download, click and run, which would I download? And what’s the use of the other one? 2003-07-11 12:36 pm No it’s not. Windows XP is only Windows NT 5.1 and Windows 2000 was suposed to be named NT 5 originaly. All they have over NT is some extra APIs and ReactOS will implement them to once all NT APIs are there. Besides how many apps run on XP only? 2003-07-11 12:44 pm This is off topic, but I have tried Linux many times and am a very apt user, but I cannot get my head around the package management of the RPM based distros. I know Debian solves these issues but it doesn’t include the execellent management tools provided by some commercial distros like RedHat and SuSE. How do you desktop linux guys cope? 2003-07-11 1:05 pm How do you desktop linux guys cope? Well, for desktop…I use Mandrake…urpmi is nice Anyway…back on topic…ReactOS is a very sweet project that’s actually making real progress. How many OSes were created in the Hobbyist OS Frenzy that followed the rise of Linux into popularity, that aimed to have Windows compatibility? These guys are actually doing it!!! 2003-07-11 2:14 pm … over the freedows project (laugh). Very impressive though, if i only had the time.. (cry). 2003-07-11 2:49 pm Well, RedHat doesn’t provide a graphical 3rd party package management tool, so I use synaptic w/ apt4rpm. Under gentoo, the ports system is great. Under FreeBSD, the ports system is great. 2003-07-11 3:39 pm How do you desktop linux guys cope? http://www.gentoo.org 2003-07-11 3:43 pm Oh, so Gentoo includes a nice user-friendly desktop out of the box now, eh? Read what you’re responding to carefully before you just grandstand your fav. distro next time please. He said desktop which tends to imply newbie, which means more appropriate responses to this would be Mandrake, Lindows, Lycoris, Libranet, RedHat w/ Synaptic/apt4rpm, etc. Answers like Gentoo and FreeBSD are inappropriate (and i LOVE my BSDs!!!) 2003-07-11 4:05 pm We currently support the following Windows NT 4 video drivers: VMware SVGA MS VGA ATI LT Rage Pro Work is going on to get Matrox and Cirrus Logic cards working. And yes we do work with the WINE project. Expect nice things real soon. Thanks Steven 2003-07-11 6:31 pm AACK! you remember Freedows too?! That kid got covered in a local newspaper!! Attracted tonnes of talent, but I don’t think they ever got past a bootloader before I signed off the mailing list. Fooo to them!! I remember when a few of the more frustrated programmers (the ones who got the bootloader working) split and formed ReactOS out of…well…frustration and disappointment with Freedows. Then there was the whole “Alliance OS” debacle. They also fell off the face of the earth. Congrats to the ReactOS people for, you know, working hard and producing a surprising result. NT4 compatibility IS still a big deal, as there are thousands of places running NT 4 with various service packs (though MOST should be up to 6a by now). WINE on top of ReactOS should be fun. –JM 2003-07-11 8:18 pm I’ve been following your progress since your website first went online, I would love to run some of my older windows software on linux, being that it is no longer supported under XP or 2K. Thanks! 2003-07-11 10:47 pm Way to go, does anyone have a more precise figure for “several” in the video drivers department? We can load the VMware SVGA driver, the Microsoft VGA driver and some Ati ones, maybe others. Don’t expect earth-shaking changes under this point of view – the focus is currently on getting the GUI to work and merging as much code as possible with Wine and MinGW 2003-07-11 10:52 pm I’ve read up on react before, it aims to be a clone of Windows NT? Isn’t that a little behind the times? Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Longhorn, even the XBOX OS are all “Windows NT”. It’s only a matter of features and packaging, but the system is the same. Anyway, I’m already working on implementing some basic Windows XP and Windows 2003 features 2003-07-11 11:57 pm You watch what you’re saying, I find that a Gentoo Desktop is way better than anything the “newby” distros have! Sure, you may have to follow the manual step by step to install Gentoo, as well as take a few days to emerge everything a standard desktop user wants; but after you do that you have the slickest desktop experiance I have ever experianced outside of WindowsXP(Mind, I havn’t used Mac OS X).