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by gordon451
Mon May 11, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: HOSTS file improvement
Replies: 4
Views: 43778

Re: HOSTS file improvement

Ummm. It's just occurred to me that maybe we need to look at browsers rather than the Kernel? I wuz ronnnng!!!! :D It is in the Kernel! In the DNS client... So, what's the chances of having a hack to enable the use of wild-cards? OK, this is probably not the easiest hack around, and certainly we ne...
by gordon451
Wed May 06, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Sidebar in file explorer
Replies: 12
Views: 27124

Re: Sidebar in file explorer

Ummm... Something like this? Windows 7 Classic Desktop. https://www.dropbox.com/s/zfz0svgfzs15odk/WExplorer.png?dl=1 But yes, for the Out-of-the-Box experience, this would be nice. Unfortunately, the screen-shot cannot capture the drop-down menu :( so youse don't get to see the gory details: in "Vie...
by gordon451
Mon May 04, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: NoDrives registry entry...
Replies: 4
Views: 15058

Re: NoDrives registry entry...

G'day nsh - Well, I learn something every day!!! In all my searching, the NoViewOnDrive key never surfaced at all. Anyway, thanks for that, I've just done it to all User accounts from Admin. Now let's see if it sticks... As I said, it seems that making a drive into a pagefile makes it a system disk/...
by gordon451
Sun May 03, 2015 7:43 am
Forum: Design
Topic: NoDrives registry entry...
Replies: 4
Views: 15058

NoDrives registry entry...

...to hide selected drives/volumes from less qualified users. OK. My box is Win7 Home Premium SP1, with 4 accounts, Admin and 3 user accounts--family members. I have 3 drives, 2x 500GB and one 3TB. Drive0 has drives C: (boot, 243GB) and D: (compressed data, 223GB) and System Reserved (100GB); Drive1...
by gordon451
Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: HOSTS file improvement
Replies: 4
Views: 43778

Re: HOSTS file improvement

...it should be implemented in a manner like Unix shadow password file... I would not be happy with any solution which involves checking multiple files. The HOSTS file was meant to be a fast local redirect for problematic human-readable host names, which to me seems to be at odds with cumbersome fi...
by gordon451
Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: HOSTS file improvement
Replies: 4
Views: 43778

HOSTS file improvement

Like many who regularly use the HOSTS file, it's an important security device as much as a DNS by-pass for important sites. With this in mind, is there any way the HOSTS file management could include processing of wild-cards? OK, I know this could be a smoothly paved downhill highway to perdition as...
by gordon451
Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Read this if you've found software useful to ReactOS
Replies: 315
Views: 546752

Re: Read this if you've found software useful to ReactOS

Because lots of people post software on the forum that might be useful to include with the ReactOS base installation, I've made a question chart to make sure only useful programs get suggested. Ready? Go! http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/8835/reactosprojectinclusionwa5.png Hope this clears everyt...
by gordon451
Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: Development Help
Topic: Idea for ReactOS about WinRot
Replies: 14
Views: 17562

Re: Idea for ReactOS about WinRot

Side by side assembly. In ReactOS, you'll notice a winsxs folder inside the reactos folder. This is there to prevent dll hell. A long time ago, I was using W98, and I had a program called Arachnophilia by Paul Lutus, a web page development workshop. And Paul had a few gripes, one of which was DLL H...
by gordon451
Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Read this if you've found software useful to ReactOS
Replies: 315
Views: 546752

Re: Read this if you've found software useful to ReactOS

hbelusca wrote:Does it open .msi, .exe that are compressed (as 7zip does)?
Yup.
Image

How do I get these images to show in the post? Anyway, it can be right-click opened in a new tab.

Gordon.
by gordon451
Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:42 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Read this if you've found software useful to ReactOS
Replies: 315
Views: 546752

Re: Read this if you've found software useful to ReactOS

Frontier wrote:I am planning on writing a zip shell extension at some point... don't think it's too hard.
I'll just download PeaZip... It opens everything! (And sshhhhh: it's GNU!)

Gordon.
by gordon451
Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:28 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Ptlease Stop cuttinornters.
Replies: 9
Views: 4840

Re: Ptlease Stop cuttinornters.

The cutt nornter has made a lasting favourable impression on me :) I've just finished (?) learning how to work with VMs, and a debug as well, and to my surprise and absolute delight the installer asked me if it could visit some place not on my box and organise freight, delivery and installation of t...
by gordon451
Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:09 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Office Suite? Lotus SmartSuite!
Replies: 21
Views: 16693

Re: Office Suite? Lotus SmartSuite!

karlexceed wrote: PS. Has anyone tried to install/run SmartSuite on ROS?
Yup, just did! It's all in Epic Win! :D

Gordon.
by gordon451
Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:54 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: EPIC WIN!
Replies: 1222
Views: 1107379

Re: EPIC WIN!

Lotus SmartSuite installs in bootcd-63897-dbg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OKAY, there are still problems, graphics are iffy, and the installer put FastSite when I told it not to... And SmartCenter did not light up on startup--there should be a bar across the top or bottom of the screen... https://www.dropbox.co...
by gordon451
Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:48 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Office Suite? Lotus SmartSuite!
Replies: 21
Views: 16693

Re: Office Suite? Lotus SmartSuite!

EmuandCo wrote:Why rostests? It's a core bug
Thomas Faber moved it, CORE-8447.

But blame me, I often don't know what I'm doing :lol:

Gordon.
by gordon451
Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Office Suite? Lotus SmartSuite!
Replies: 21
Views: 16693

Re: Office Suite? Lotus SmartSuite!

Open a Jira bug report. Done. ROSTESTS-139 - Lotus Smartsuite Install crashes ReactOS in VirtualBox I did do a second attempt, still using Setup.exe as the MSI installer doesn't work. This second attempt was a slim-line install, and got as far as writing the registry entries before it hung. I'm com...