[ros-dev] Brainstorming about testing team, roadmap and ReactOS usability

Ged gedmurphy at gmail.com
Thu Apr 9 00:58:01 CEST 2009


I ran ReactOS in VMWare all day at work yesterday (9 hours), and I used it
for all my web related stuff.
I didn't encounter a single problem all day. I was pleasantly surprised.

I'm going to do this more often now. It's slowly getting into the realms of
being usable for simple every day tasks.



-----Original Message-----
From: ros-dev-bounces at reactos.org [mailto:ros-dev-bounces at reactos.org] On
Behalf Of Aleksey Bragin
Sent: 08 April 2009 22:56
To: ReactOS Development List
Subject: Re: [ros-dev] Brainstorming about testing team, roadmap and ReactOS
usability

It's not that bad now, actually that's why I say about starting all  
this compatibility/whatever thing. We know almost all "strange"  
crashes, all of them are bugzilled. Idle time is great too - e.g.  
tower usually runs ReactOS for at least a day in a virtual machine.  
Bad things happen when it comes to certain areas. Like networking in  
your example. Or filesystem (but now it's greatly improved).

I fully agree - stability is a must, but to have a plan, we need to  
see what issues we do have now. And to get them - get test software  
which runs good and could simulate us a real usage case.



On Apr 8, 2009, at 11:24 PM, Timo Kreuzer wrote:

> One of the current issues that makes ReactOS completely useless for  
> real stuff is not that it cannot run app X or game Y or doesn't  
> support my network adapter. The most annoying thing is it's  
> instability.
> You have no chance to use any of the great features, because most  
> likely reactos crashes before you are at that point.
> Try downloading something that is > 300MB, or installing a bigger  
> application... good luck :(
> It just crashes way too often. We all know our crappy Cc and yes, I  
> know win32k also crashes from time to time.
> And after a crash it's quite likely that things don't work anymore   
> (for example downloader) and you need to reinstall reactos. If we  
> could fix that, the system would look much better than it does today.
> Before a 0.4, we should start a stability offensive.
> It would also improve developing, because the crashes can really be  
> a pain when it comes to testing something. Excessive testing is  
> more or less impossible, because of all the crashes.
>
> Just my 2 cents,
> Timo
>

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