[ros-kernel] Roadmap - 6 months after...
bblaauw at home.nl
Thu Apr 29 15:01:27 CEST 2004
> - ReactOS/Windows(R) recovery disk
> Not done yet.
what would this be? a disk with FreeLDR on it?
for reading freeldr.ini, FreeLDR uses direct hardware access or dos functions?
(think direct hardware access, as it fails with Isolinux/Memdisk).
ReactOS explorer can shutdown/reboot the system (ATX code)?
> - Task manager
> It's possible to start it under ReactOS, but it's not able to do much
CTRL-ALT-DEL starts it? (CTRL-ALT-INS in VMware, but that's something Vmware takes care of itself)
> - Graphical consoles
> This was one of the first fulfilled roadmap points. Without no doubt,
> it's implemented and working.
pretty fast in the 0.2.3 CVS versions, thanks to improved VGA.
try DIR and CLS for example.
> - Support for many NIC, graphics and storage drivers
> - NIC drivers
> [Can someone comment?]
NE2000 was implemented IIRC (Bochs)
AMD PCNET was implemented (Vmware)
3Com 3C905 maybe?
Intel E100/E1000 probably not,
Realtek 81xx probably not (popular because cheap)
SIS900B probably not (ECS K7S5A has one onboard)
> - Graphics drivers
> The support for the graphics drivers was improved quite a bit with the
> last release. These drivers were reported to more or less work:
> - nVidia Detonator 43.45 for Windows NT (with patch)
> - S3 Trio/Virge driver for Windows XP
> - Matrox Mystique driver for Windows NT
> - VMware graphics driver for Windows NT/2K
> [More? I heard something about the ATI driver for W2K.]
generic VESA driver?
> - Storage drivers.
> With the last release these drivers were reported to work:
> - BusLogic BT958 SCSI bus driver
> - LSILogic [Which one? It's the one emulated by VMWare...] SCSI bus driver
> - Adaptec AHA-2940 SCSI bus driver
> And we also got a support for DMA in the IDE driver.
LSI 53C1030 (PCI-X Ultra320 SCSI ) I think. that's at least what a PCISCAN tool tells me.
Introduced with VMware Workstation 4.5.x
what needs to be fed to ROS?
NT4 or Win2000/XP/2003 drivers?
hope you guys get Cygwin and some often used tools (OpenOffice, WinRAR, WinAMP, Bochs) running,
as well as TCP/IP + Mozilla FireFox/Thunderbird
anybody thinking about USB? :)
would make ReactOS more useful than NT4 on those older corporate desktop computers
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