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In how many years version 1.0 of ReactOS will apear?

Poll ended at Thu Dec 15, 2005 10:45 pm

one to two years
26
41%
three to four years
28
44%
five years
4
6%
six years or more
3
5%
Version 1.0? I already got Version 2.0
2
3%
 
Total votes: 63

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ReactOS Version 1.0

Post by ma-games.de » Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:45 pm

In the german forum was the question when version 1.0 of ReactOS will be available. I answerd that I think that this is actually known by nobody, but I think in four to five years. What's your suggestion?

Gedi

Post by Gedi » Wed Dec 15, 2004 11:19 pm

I would hope sooner than that. Esspecially as the project attracts more developers.

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Post by Harteex » Thu Dec 16, 2004 4:06 am

My guess is 3-4 years. Very hard question, because like Gedi said, if more developers would join it could speed up things.

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Post by motstudios » Thu Dec 16, 2004 8:19 am

if ur looking for programmers, maybe someone should check out the people on Bitwise Messenger there is lots of people on there with programming talent. as for is they would wanna help, now thats different. i would help if i could program but i cant.

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Post by HUMA2000 » Thu Dec 16, 2004 8:45 am

I hope it will be released on one half year or two, but it need more developers, so if anybody know good progrwamers said him to join the dev team, more demvelopers the faster development!
Good work guys!

Gedi

Post by Gedi » Thu Dec 16, 2004 10:32 am

I'm currently learning ROS and windows development to enable me to jump on board.
Coming from a Linux and computer security background, I don't currently have much knowledge of Windows under the hood.
I hope to be on board by the summer.

Why am I telling you this? Because I know I'm not the only person in this position. The project should be, and is, generating interest on what appears to be an exponential rate, which should in turn attract more developers.

Well, that's my opinion anyway :)

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More developers!

Post by Jaix » Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:13 am

Talking about the need for more developers, perhaps writing open letters or requests to the regional computer magazines in the countries that we live in can create an interest for ReactOS among programmers in our countries. I guess that when anyone can intstall a network enabled ROS with a webbrowser, e-mail client and some other software in January it will create a news level the magazines would like to write about. This may draw some gifted programmers to ReactOS which may create a momentum for the whole project.

What do you think.

Perhaps it should be good to start some group for creating opinion for ReactOS, this group could create some good information broshures, advertisements, banners, some serious lobbying and much more is that a good idéa?

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Post by ma-games.de » Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:25 am

@Jaix: this is a really good idea! :D
I try pushing ReactOS by writing posts about it in other technical forums. I hope this will bring ReactOS to a view other people.

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Post by solemnwarning » Sat Jan 15, 2005 1:11 am

My Brother Is Quite A Good Programmer, Ill C If He's Interested

Edit: Ill Post In Forums Too :)

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Re: More developers!

Post by Elledan » Sat Jan 15, 2005 11:59 am

Jaix wrote:Talking about the need for more developers, perhaps writing open letters or requests to the regional computer magazines in the countries that we live in can create an interest for ReactOS among programmers in our countries. I guess that when anyone can intstall a network enabled ROS with a webbrowser, e-mail client and some other software in January it will create a news level the magazines would like to write about. This may draw some gifted programmers to ReactOS which may create a momentum for the whole project.

What do you think.

Perhaps it should be good to start some group for creating opinion for ReactOS, this group could create some good information broshures, advertisements, banners, some serious lobbying and much more is that a good idéa?
So you're basically proposing setting up a PR/marketing department? Sounds good :)

If some individuals (who know what they're doing) were to spend at least some time every week on organizing such efforts, it could do more for ROS in the short, and perhaps even the long term, than praying that more potential users and developers stumble over the project.

If you look at Mozilla Firefox for example, they've got an entire site and a large group of individuals devoted to what comes down to marketing this browser, and apparently with great success. Even the dead-tree newspaper I read reported on it a couple of days ago.

I don't want to sound like I'm complaining (okay, just a bit), but the current ROS site is a prime example of what's wrong with ROS in regards to PR. It does nothing to entice the average person to take a closer look at the project. There's just this stale feeling for which no activity on mailing lists is going to compensate. It's like one is looking at the average project summary page at SourceForge.net. Bland, unattractive and extremely confusing to non-technical (read: average) people.

Speaking as someone who has experience with designing websites, the current site requires a complete overhaul, to fix the many problems which also led to the current fragmentation of the main site (compatibility pages, for example).

You want people to use your work? First they must become aware of it, then you must convince them. In other words, marketing :)


On a sidenote, I voted 1-2 years, because I'm convinced that the potential of this project is promising enough, and that the people in charge aren't complete idiots ;)

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Re: More developers!

Post by uniQ » Sat Jan 15, 2005 9:47 pm

Elledan wrote:Speaking as someone who has experience with designing websites, the current site requires a complete overhaul, to fix the many problems which also led to the current fragmentation of the main site (compatibility pages, for example).
eZ Publish sux. However MW is making progress in this, as this forum prooves.

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Post by slyi » Sun Jan 16, 2005 4:27 pm

Hi All,
I agree the main site has room for improvement, but all the information is there, just a little fragmented.

But in general the site(s) are very good.

But my main complaint would be amount of different places to find the latest activity. Here a list of some of my reactos bookmarks in order to view latest activity [ im a lurker :) ]

wiki for dev documention
http://mok.lvcm.com/cgi-bin/reactos/ros ... entChanges

Dev mailing list
http://reactos.com:8080/archives/public/ros-dev/

Latest checkins
http://cia.navi.cx/stats/project/ReactOS
rss - http://cia.navi.cx/stats/project/ReactOS/.rss

dev blogs
http://www.reactos.com/en/reactos_user_site/blogs

Compatability / screenshots
http://reactosde.re.funpic.de/compatibility.php

what works - status
http://www.reactos.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=68

Downloads
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfile ... up_id=6553 (offical)
http://sourceforge.net/project/stats/?group_id=6553 (download stats)
http://reactos.csh-consult.dk/index.php?page=snapshots
http://php.edizains.com/

Newsletter
http://kerneltraffic.org/reactos/archives.html

Developer personal sites
http://edou4ever.free.fr/gge/reactos/Gg ... S-page.htm
http://www.volny.cz/xnavara/?M=D

Bugs
http://reactos.com/bugzilla/buglist.cgi ... &ctype=csv

Im sure everyone has seen most/all of these and probably have a few more to add but thats fair bit of fragmentation when you consider there only about 10-20 active dev's / web masters on reactos project.

I may be wrong, but it should be possible to colsolidate some / all these on the main site unless there is bandwidth or legal issues.
Or is it just lack of co-ordination / time/ resourses?

slyi

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