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nicoalta01
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we need reactos-update

Post by nicoalta01 » Thu May 14, 2015 2:27 pm

Hello everyone,
I think the next challenge in the 0.4.x (0.4.1, 0.4.2, 0.4.3 ...) is the implementation of an update.
So every build can update files
(not reinstall everything all the time)
if you want I put it for the next versions in wiki
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Re: we need reactos-update

Post by DOSGuy » Thu May 14, 2015 4:05 pm

I don't know if that's urgent during alpha stage. People aren't supposed to be using the OS full time yet. I would rather the devs focus on other things to get the OS ready for the day when people will use ReactOS continuously and have a need to update the OS without reinstalling it. As always, though, if someone wants to work on this, they can feel free to do so. I just don't think it should be a priority, and it doesn't seem necessary for 0.4 given that 0.4 will still be alpha.
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Re: we need reactos-update

Post by Konata » Thu May 14, 2015 7:01 pm

I dunno, I think an update mechanism would be pretty helpful for testing, especially for real hardware. It would allow people to test the most recent revisions as well as allow people to more easily test ROS by simply updating it instead of going though the process of reinstalling it and loading any software they want to test. I wouldn't call it critical, but I can certainly see it being helpful.

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Re: we need reactos-update

Post by jonaspm » Fri May 15, 2015 8:55 am

Konata wrote:I dunno, I think an update mechanism would be pretty helpful for testing, especially for real hardware. It would allow people to test the most recent revisions as well as allow people to more easily test ROS by simply updating it instead of going though the process of reinstalling it and loading any software they want to test. I wouldn't call it critical, but I can certainly see it being helpful.
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Re: we need reactos-update

Post by JonNotAvailable » Fri May 15, 2015 1:59 pm

It would allow people to test the most recent revisions
That made me think of the usefulness of a downgrading feature. You know, to find out in which revision something worked.

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Re: we need reactos-update

Post by nicoalta01 » Fri May 15, 2015 2:30 pm

there is a problem.. How is it done?
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Re: we need reactos-update

Post by ReactFan » Fri May 15, 2015 3:49 pm

I think that at this moment it is not an essential element of the system because dragged to developers of other more needed improvements to the system no, unless one of the supporters of the system has the knowledge and knows how to perform most preferably, I'm all for it, but so far the system is notI am still so very stable not think twice about it.

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Re: we need reactos-update

Post by Swyter » Fri May 15, 2015 8:03 pm

What I do —and this is more of a nifty feature while dev'ing— is to use .VHD-format disks in Virtualbox and mount (called attaching in Win32 jargon) it on my host system by using diskpart inside of a batch script. If you prefer to do it graphically, there's a secretive option in the Action menu of devmgmt.msc for that.

That way I can update my working copy, recompile, mount my virtual machine's disk and directly copy the most recent files in a matter of seconds. Works even better for developing ReactOS components by chaining `ninja mod-to-recompile && copy-to-vm.sh`, and I even added a VM shutdown prefix (by using VBoxManage) to avoid FAT32 corruption while the guest system is running (the ReactOS file system driver is still a bit finicky.)

But what about Linux? On my Linux system I use .VDI-formatted disks, which can be easily mounted in the same way by using vdfuse.

It's not exactly ideal, but gets the job done. It saves me quite a bit of time. Hope it helps.
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Re: we need reactos-update

Post by Tonix » Sun May 17, 2015 1:21 pm

As said here
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=14186
reactos has an update feature...

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