> One tends to get ticked off after
> crashing twice..
HAHAHAH!!! Sorry, I only just noticed that!! Imagine that - it must have been a while since you used windows!!! I only start to get ticked off after the 38th crash!!! :)
Just a quick comment to let everyone who was thinking of installing or running this project that I am now onboard as of around realease 0.26.15 as software tester. Presently I am only testing the win32 releases, although a large proportion of the code is shared across all releases (in fact the main section of code is identical).
So far Konstanty and I have discovered and patched a large number of the "critical" bugs, such as memory leaks, busy waiting, and 'crashes' (both serious and non-serious).
The current release (0.26.20) is fixed for a lot of the serious bugs and is generally a lot more stable than previous versions. If EBG crashes on you (and lets face it, it's alpha, and will) it shouldn't take down the whole system (although previous posts seem to indicate that SVGALib is a problem! I think that was at about release 0.26.01 or something).
I know that my win2k testing no longer crashes explorer.exe, and I am yet to bring win2k down at all during testing of EBG.
EBG is coming nicely along the road to a mature product, and I urge anyone that is interested to run it, test it out, and submit bug reports to us!