[ros-kernel] ReactOS Roadmap

Mark Tempel mtempel at visi.com
Tue Oct 14 23:31:55 CEST 2003

Here is my very basic roadmap...

6-month timeframe:
ROS boots to GUI (or has the ability to boot to GUI for those who like CLI)
Graphical shell (console) works.
Notepad, solitare, calc, and other very basic GUI apps work.
ROS can ping telnet (ssh) and run the cvs client
userland ROS programs can't crash the kernel by making userland mistakes
(like allocating too much memory)

1 year timeframe:
Functional explorer and HTTP clients
ROS development environment runs well on ROS.
Bochs and VMware unnecessary for most development tasks

> 1 year:
Lets see when we get there :-)
(my _hope_ is for a complete Windows replacement excluding DirectX support
within 18 months)

Just my 2 cents.

For now I will continue making controls work and trying to fix bugs in the
memory system.


-----Original Message-----
From: ros-kernel-bounces at reactos.com
[mailto:ros-kernel-bounces at reactos.com]On Behalf Of Jason Filby
Sent: Monday, October 13, 2003 2:26 PM
To: ros-kernel at reactos.com
Subject: [ros-kernel] ReactOS Roadmap

Hi all

This is an important topic that needs dealing with - we need everyone
get involved on this topic. We need a roadmap because:
7 it attracts more developers - I have personally witnessed a dev
that they're hesitant to get involved because we have no roadmap
7 funding - investors cannot be expected to give funding to the
Foundation if we can't tell them what our roadmap is
7 we know where we're going and can work together more effectively

After discussion with Vizzini we agreed that the best way to do this
set major milestones for the next 6, 12 and 18 months. Then, fill in
details on how to get there in between.

Please suggest:
7 major milestones (6, 12 and 18 months away)
7 minor milestones (minimum granularity of a month)

Thanks for your support in this matter! Lets get this discussion on
roll :)


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