What ReactOS is missing for a beta release?

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rachid
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What ReactOS is missing for a beta release?

Post by rachid » Sat Jul 04, 2015 12:46 pm

Z98 wrote:ReactOS at present is missing significant core functionality...
So, what are the important parts ReactOS miss till now?

dsp8195
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Re: What ReactOS is missing for a beta release?

Post by dsp8195 » Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:07 pm

Here's what I remember (not a complete list, obviously):
  • Sane memory manager
  • Read/Write NTFS driver
  • Scandisk/Chkdsk
  • Disk defragmentation API
  • Several Explorer/Shell features
  • Glitch-less theming support
  • Proper WDM driver support
  • Various kernel32 functions
  • MCI/MMSYS components (MIDI support)

ctasan
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Re: What ReactOS is missing for a beta release?

Post by ctasan » Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:41 pm

Kernel: various parts are not finished. For example: memory manager and cache controller.
Various functions are not implemented, or only stubbed, or broken.

Win32k: various bugs or unfinished sections.

Various programs has drawing issues, sections not working or program not working at all, installation issues...

Major driver issues, we're targeting W2K3 program/driver support and lots of drivers are not installable, even some of them render your computer unbootable. Our drivers also has issues (sometimes you can't start 1st or 2nd stage ReactOS setup) USB, audio, ethernet has major issues.

File system can easily get corrupted, Windows 98 can't read our FAT32 drivers also.

Lots of user-mode components are missing or unfinished.

DirectX has issues.

Long story short: we are not stable, if you can work with ReactOS daily for several months without BSoD/file system corruption, you're very lucky then.

erkinalp
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Re: What ReactOS is missing for a beta release?

Post by erkinalp » Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:14 pm

File system can easily get corrupted, Windows 98 can't read our FAT32 drivers also
Not that it cannot mount, it will refuse to mount FAT if a non-MS OEM ID is used. The behaviour persists even in Windows 10.
-uses Ubuntu+GNOME 3 GNU/Linux
-likes Free (as in freedom) and Open Source Detergents
-favors open source of Windows 10 under GPL2

rachid
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Re: What ReactOS is missing for a beta release?

Post by rachid » Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:46 pm

You look depressed :P... So that means a lot of wok and lot of time.

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Re: What ReactOS is missing for a beta release?

Post by middings » Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:49 pm

When ReactOS version 0.4.0 and the Community Edition are released, a lot of people will be want to know what is missing. This information will help keep expectations reasonable. (Some people have boundless expectations, they can't be helped.) The release notes might be a good place to make this information available. Maybe JIRA can help with the job of collecting this information.

I realize the development team members (devs) are reluctant to make anything that looks like a roadmap of future releases. I understand that a roadmap implies commitments to deliver features on a schedule and in a specified sequence. Such commitments are not possible for a volunteer project such as ReactOS.

rachid
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Re: What ReactOS is missing for a beta release?

Post by rachid » Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:14 am

middings wrote:When ReactOS version 0.4.0 and the Community Edition are released
I was asking about "important" things, things that ReactOS can't work properly without it.
Somthing like "Sane memory manager" as dsp8195 said

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