BetaArchive Logo
Navigation Home Screenshots Image Uploader Server Info FTP Servers Wiki Forum RSS Feed Rules Please Donate
UP: 2d, 15h, 31m | CPU: 21% | MEM: 1855MB of 3197MB used
{The community for beta collectors}

Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 PostPost subject: ReactOS 0.3.1 Released!        Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:15 am 
ReactOS 0.3.1 Released!

It's been almost half a year since the last release (0.3.0). And all this time work was going on like crazy - sometimes up to 50 commits per day.
Mainly, the work focused on rewriting certain parts of the ReactOS Core (kernel, HAL, bootloader, etc). It's very hard to sum up the huge Changelog in an outline, but briefly:

* Freeldr was improved
* HAL's key areas have been significantly improved (irql-related, bus support, kd-functions)
* The Kernel experienced a massive rewrite of incompatible parts (and is still in the process of improvement)
* Run-time library (Rtl) got a lot of improvements and bugfixes
* Bugs were fixed in kernel-mode drivers and a better USB driver was added
* Registry-support has been greatly improved thanks to addition of "cmlib", a library shared by the boot loader and the kernel to handle binary registry hives; it even supports binary registry hives created by Windows
* More fixes in the Win32 subsystem and user-mode DLLs
* Boot video driver (and a splash screen) was added

Read through the changelog, and you will see the amount of changes in this release!

However, there are a few things worth mentioning. First of all, please don't forget this is an alpha-stage operating system, which means it is not suitable to replace your main OS (due to stability and compatibility concerns). And second, this release is aimed to be run mostly in virtualizers / emulators (like QEmu, VMWare, Parallels, etc): because of the big amount of changes, our development team was not able to test/fix all problems which arise when running ReactOS on real hardware.

Also, we aim to continuosly reduce delays between releases, and keep to a regular release schedule in the future.

Thanks for the good work - developers, testers and supporters!

Aleksey Bragin,
ReactOS Project Coordinator

www.reactos.org


Top
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 3:12 am 
FTP Access
Offline

Joined
Sun Sep 24, 2006 10:51 am

Posts
150

Location
Bucharest, CA

Favourite OS
Windows Vista SP1
It was released three months ago.


Top  Profile  YIM
 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:05 am 
Donator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:30 pm

Posts
1520

Favourite OS
Mac OS 9.2.2
Really old news, topic locked.

_________________
Image
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC; en-US; mimic; rv:9.3.2) Clecko/20120101 Classilla/CFM
"Stupid can opener! You killed my father, and now you've come back for me!"


Top  Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 3 posts ] 




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

All views expressed in these forums are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the BetaArchive site owner.

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

Copyright © 2006-2018

 

Sitemap | XML | RSS