aLinux wrote:... also.. reactos is a BIG waste of time and a huge fail that will die sooner or later !
Just because didn't work FOR YOU, or it didn't got up YOUR expectations, doesn't mean is a fail or an huge waste of time. It will never "die" anyways, because, you know, its Open Source nature.
Btw, please keep your worthless sneering to you, isn't required here.
nixie wrote:ReactOS was promised a *very* long time ago and their target architecture is less relevent by the day.
Who promised you anything? I don't remember seeing you in the forum, or in #reactos channel, and any ReactOS developer promising you anything.
ReactOS target isn't fixed in stone btw. Just recently was started some work to prepare the slow migration of the OS codebase to NT6 (WVista,W7). It will start first as a compatibility layer, in usermode.
said, it's a research and development project maintained by people that have specific interests and goals.
Primary goal of the project has been always implement an Open Source version of the NT architecture. That's why team doesn't use other Kernels or OSs as system base. That's why also team doesn't use the same shortcut strategy WINE uses. This and the lack of skilled, untainted by MS, NT devs, is what makes project progression slow. In the other side, ReactOS codebase offers the most accurate view what happens inside NT without the risk of dirty RE windows with IDA or other similar tools, so isn't rare sometimes even WINE devs look inside ROS codebase to see how team does in certain aspects of system implementation. Then the hard work pays for devs, and finally ROS community.
While being an everyday OS isn't discarded by the team at all, and many of us in the community would like to replace Windows with ReactOS, as said before, isn't first goal for its development team. Release and Nightly system images are offered actually for testing purposes only as the system keeps in Alpha development stage. If your expectation is an stable system for everyday work or production, you should be looking in other release qualified systems to fulfill your requirements. That, or become a ReactOS dev, or code your own fixes and solutions for ReactOS.