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by Z98
Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Newbie impressions ... am I right?
Replies: 8
Views: 7153

Re: Newbie impressions ... am I right?

Because the developers do not use the forum to track tasks and bugs, they use Jira. You posting a problem here will not bring it to their attention unless someone else in the community goes to the trouble of opening a ticket for you. The devs as a whole are dealing with a lot of issues already, goin...
by Z98
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Work-in-progress 0.4.4 changelog
Replies: 33
Views: 25122

Re: Work-in-progress 0.4.4 changelog

If you look at previous release pages, you'll notice that all of them are locked by default. Hence my surprise it was editable in the first place.
by Z98
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Work-in-progress 0.4.4 changelog
Replies: 33
Views: 25122

Re: Work-in-progress 0.4.4 changelog

Do not attempt to make that sort of change unilaterally to those pages, those serve as effectively official records of the releases. I'm actually surprised Amine hadn't locked that one down yet, every previous release after it went out those wiki pages get protected.
by Z98
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Support
Topic: VMware ESXi 5.5, doesn't load desktop
Replies: 9
Views: 8993

Re: VMware ESXi 5.5, doesn't load desktop

We would need a debug log to be able to diagnose the issue.
by Z98
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Work-in-progress 0.4.4 changelog
Replies: 33
Views: 25122

Re: Work-in-progress 0.4.4 changelog

Victor doesn't do the changelogs and I no longer do them, Amine handles that portion of the release process now.
by Z98
Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: 0.4.4 has arrived
Replies: 7
Views: 5298

Re: 0.4.4 has arrived

An explicit decision was made late in the 0.3.x series that all future changelogs would be just a list of Jira issues resolved. This way the process is almost completely automated so that there is no dependency on any person finding time to go through all commits. It also served to act as an inducem...
by Z98
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Using Reactos App Store from Windows
Replies: 3
Views: 3457

Re: Using Reactos App Store from Windows

We don't have a tos for the app manager. It's also technically not an app store or app manager in the conventional sense. It's a download manager, nothing more.
by Z98
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: ReactOS's Documentation
Replies: 3
Views: 6045

Re: ReactOS's Documentation

The closest thing we have is https://www.reactos.org/wiki/Techwiki:Main
by Z98
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Development Help
Topic: C Coding Basics
Replies: 29
Views: 23620

Re: C Coding Basics

Dereferencing NULL in user mode code will crash the program.
by Z98
Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Development Help
Topic: C Coding Basics
Replies: 29
Views: 23620

Re: C Coding Basics

Still not quite right. What Aleksey did was a fairly subtle piece of pointer arithmetic that I'm personally ambivalent about since it is not obvious at all what it does unless you actually think about it and know in detail things like operator precedence and whatnot. It is clever though, and can ser...
by Z98
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Development Help
Topic: C Coding Basics
Replies: 29
Views: 23620

Re: C Coding Basics

It is actually not incrementing the value. Order of operation precedence applies here.

As an addendum, I will explain it tomorrow if no one comes up with an answer, but I'd prefer to give others a chance to exercise their brains a bit first.
by Z98
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Development Help
Topic: C Coding Basics
Replies: 29
Views: 23620

Re: C Coding Basics

sdk/lib/rtl/heap.c:2020 FreeListsInUseUlong = *FreeListsInUse++ & ~((1 << ((ULONG)Index & 0x1f)) - 1); An "optimization" by Aleksey Bragin wherein he uses pointer and bit twiddling magic in order to mask out all entries in a list that are smaller than a requested size. Extremely clever, and utterly ...
by Z98
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Development Help
Topic: Appcache.c
Replies: 6
Views: 5488

Re: Appcache.c

That snippet as a single line of code might actually be breaking our coding guidelines. It's the equivalent of the following. if(Reason) *Reason = 0; It's two separate operations, an if check to see if Reason is non-zero (it's fairly common to omit the == 0 part of these checks in C/C++, especially ...
by Z98
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: 0.4.4 Testing
Replies: 4
Views: 6928

0.4.4 Testing

The RC has been uploaded and the wiki page created: https://reactos.org/wiki/Tests_for_0.4.4

Note that right now the entries are all for 0.4.3. As tests are completed, please make a note indicating that an entry has been vetted for 0.4.4. Otherwise an entry will be assumed to be for 0.4.3.
by Z98
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: r73619
Replies: 3
Views: 3601

Re: r73619

Maybe time to drop VS2010 from the list of supported compilers.