Aeneas wrote:Well, the mailing list yielded the suggestion that they simply LACK organisation so far, and I, too, believe that first you need to get your organisation straight. - If you do not one benevolent dictator, get a "revolving triumvirate", but something needs to be done.
As to the formula, I do not know it either, but might it be perchance: number of links = number of knots * (number of knots - 1) / 2 ?
Yes, that formula seems to fit. I have a backup way to find that out, and that requires building a table (adding and incrementing 1 more than what you added to get the previous result), even if just in my head, and your formula gives me the same answers.
While we can make Reactos more public, right now, the goal should be more about getting the help of more developers. It wouldn't hurt to organize the help we have more.