ekohl at rz-online.de
Wed Feb 25 16:10:12 CET 2004
Rick Langschultz <ABSLeadCoder at cox.net> wrote:
> React Operating System is moving along quite nicely but there are
> some suggestions I would like to make, maybe to better the project.
> Here is a list of my thoughts:
> 1 - Create a newly formatted license maybe called the RPL (React
> Public License) and add a team of people to update it. Add a mailing
> list to make creating the license easier.
Why do you think we need another license?
> 2 - Include a file that allows the user to look up which programs
> work with ReactOS, I know that there is the Applications link on the
> Main Page of ReactOS.com but that is only for React's programs.
ReactOS is not yet ready to install and run most 3rd-party applications. I
think we should defer this until ReactOS enters the 'Beta' phase.
> 3 - Use a ported TCP/IP Protocol maybe from Linux to stabilize the
> protocol currently included with the os, migrate Samba for use with
> ReactOs to share files and folders on Linux and Windows Networks.
The network protocol code is not portable between Linux and Windows. You can
only try to understand how the Linux implementation works and reimplement
the ReactOS protocol code.
> 4 - Basic FS support for Fat32. I have looked at the one for Freedos
> and it is stable and quick so maybe port that over.
ReactOS supports FAT32 for ages!
> 5 - Create Teams that govern tasks, maybe one for Kernel,
> Applications, Servers and Services, File Systems, Languages, and the
> Licensing Team. Add a President, Vice President, Members, et cetera.
> This will keep all of the users in check.
This is much too complicated! Follow the KISS (Keep It Small and Simple)
PS: Rick, please don't send html postings to mailing lists. This is a major
violation of the netiquette because a lot of people can't or don't want to
download and read html mails, especially if they include useless or
potentially dangerous stuff like background images or script code!
Your original posting had a size of more than 20KB, a pure text mail would
have been smaller than 2KB. What a useless waste resources!
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