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coldReactive wrote:Cairo is slated for Vista, not Win2000.
Cairo wrote:Note: Cairo is under development for Windows Vista and Windows XP. A more detailed features page will be available upon release.
ReactOS Newsletter wrote:Target Platform
The Windows version that ReactOS officially targets has been a point of confusion for some time now. There are actually two specified targets, one involving the NT kernel and the other for the Win32 subsystem. Officially the ReactOS kernel still targets the Server 2003 kernel, also known as NT 5.2. This target changes fairly slowly. On the other hand the Win32 subsystem target is always at the latest Windows version released, which would be Windows Vista as of the writing. This is why there are often commits stating updates or implementations that are Vista based. When Windows 7 is released the Win32 target will shift again, but this does not mean a decision will be made to shift the kernel target as well.
Main Page wrote:The main goal of the ReactOS project is to provide an operating system which is binary compatible with Windows. This will allow your Windows applications and drivers to run as they would on your Windows system. Additionally, the look and feel of the Windows operating system is used, such that people accustomed to the familiar user interface of Windows® would find using ReactOS straightforward. The ultimate goal of ReactOS is to allow you to remove Windows® and install ReactOS without the end user noticing the change.
Z98 wrote:Not gonna happen. If you want KDE, then you can install it yourself.
You may have noticed that the development team has been quiet over the past few months since the release of M1.9. Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to dedicate as much time as we have hoped with our developers becoming more and more involved with their actual jobs. Of course, none of us want to see Cairo cease development. So, we thought we’d do something about it that allows us to continue on with our extremely busy lives.
The answer, of course, is going open source. Starting today, you can log into GitHub and make changes to our git repository. Naturally, we ask that you be professional and not damage the code. Go nuts with your skills to help us make Cairo the best it can be!
There are several notes we must make regarding edits:
* The Cairo team has locally branched code. We will only release these branches.
* Code committed to our git repository should not change or break any of Cairo’s user interface guidelines. We have worked hard in order to carefully craft our user interface.
* Committed code should be tested to make sure it doesn’t cause instability.
* Changes that are malicious or extraneous will not be tolerated.
* Code which meets our guidelines and quality expectations will be merged into our local, official code branches.
We look forward to seeing what the community can come up with and thank you all for your continued support.
-The Cairo Team
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