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  •  22 Jan 2008 07:03

Release Notes: The Cm (Config Manager a.k.a. registry support) in ntoskrnl was completely rewritten. This makes it much more compatible with NT5.2 (win2k3). A plug-n-play keyboard and mouse driver was added. All usermode DLLs were synchronized with the most recent Wine release. Support for RPC and IDL (which was quite outdated and buggy) was finally brought up to date, providing a solution for the plug-n-play manager problems, ReactOS Services, and promising future support for complex applications such as Microsoft Office. Huge improvements were made to user32, which now uses the desktop heap, greatly speeding up the UI.

  •  06 Jan 2005 14:30

Release Notes: This release has seen huge improvements in general, and in networking and stability in particular. This is the last 0.2.x release before the 0.3.0 release, which will see ever higher levels of compatibility and stability.

  •  15 Sep 2004 12:31

No changes have been submitted for this release.

  •  28 Jun 2004 14:44

Release Notes: This release has a new LiveCD image, an improved and more stable kernel and Win32k kernel graphics subsystem, a lot of networking foundation work, an improved setup and better bundled explorer, command shell, and drivers. Also included is newly ported user DLL code from WINE.

  •  28 Apr 2004 13:29

Release Notes: Overall improved stability and compatibility. An improved graphics subsystem and porting from WINE allows new applications to run, e.g. AbiWord and IrfranView.

  •  25 Jan 2004 04:09

Release Notes: This version now boots into the graphical ROS Explorer. Improvements were made to the kernel, graphical subsystem, and various DLLs (shell32, ntdll, iphlpapi, uxtheme, and msvcrt). Various drivers also saw improvement (pci.sys, afd.sys, tcpip.sys, ws2_32.sys, and cdfs.sys). There were also improvements to the ROS Explorer shell and the boot loader FreeLoader (improved hardware detection), and general improvements in the source infrastructure.

  •  20 Nov 2003 07:14

Release Notes: This release includes lots of work on the graphical DLLs, as well as all around work on the system. French and German keyboard layouts are now available.

  •  11 Oct 2003 12:51

Release Notes: This release was created using a week-long branch for fixes only, followed up by several days of a code freeze for testing. The release itself features Plug-n-Play improvements, better GUI controls (especially scrollbars and static controls), better mouse button handling, the beginning of OpenGL support, extensive work on a PC Net driver, as well as an improved NDIS driver. The serial mouse driver was almost rewritten, and there is now partial support for the Intellimouse, along with better SCSI support (SCSI devices are initialized using 3rd-party drivers).

  •  02 Sep 2003 13:32

Release Notes: Improved windowing, beginning of explorer.exe replacement, performance enhancements for the VGA driver, more work on NDIS, and improved partitioning/formatting of the usetup.exe install program.

  •  10 Jul 2003 14:20

Release Notes: The new release features many improvements (see for a summarized changelog). Basic Java (console and AWT)/Mono (console) apps can run, several 3rd-party video drivers for Windows NT 4 can run, and many other improvements were made.


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