[ros-kernel] 0.2 Notes

Idoxash idoxash at tsargoth.com
Wed Jan 14 11:00:45 CET 2004

You make very good points.  To be honest I'm not the type that loves to 
complie and build or learn how to make a OS simply work on my system when 
there others that simply works out of the box.  I know I'm looking forward to 
0.2 ReactOS but if it's a pain to install and to run I won't be coming back 
to any future releases for a very long time.  In either ways good luck and 
hope 0.2 is a good OS!


On Wednesday 14 January 2004 03:56 pm, Guido wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Jan 2004 13:37:08 -0800 (PST)
> Jason Filby <jasonfilby at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > The other issue is that of win32api being required as a separate
> > download. Perhaps merging of these headers should be allowed post 0.2
> > freeze? Or would that be too risky?
> IMHO we should not release the next version of ReactOS until there is a
> regular w32api version available from MinGW that meets our requirements, or
> otherwise release a version that works with the current version of the
> w32api.
> A release should just work, straight out of the box. You can not expect ppl
> to go and patch things, especially if they use MinGW for other purposes
> too! The 0.2 release will probably generate high expectations. And since
> the will get mentioned on websites like osnews.com, enough ppl will want to
> try it out. Some of those will want to try to build ReactOS by themselves,
> but the necessary patch to the w32api will be too much for most of them.
> The net effect will be that those ppl (including potential developers) will
> lose interest and it will be very difficult to win those back. It will
> generate bad press besides.
> Sorry for being so negative, but if we want ReactOS to become the next big
> thing, we should make _solid_ releases. If you do not want ReactOS to be
> big, then you do not need to release in the first place.
> - Guido

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