Sunday, August 21, 2016

ReactOS 0.4.2 (Windows XP Alternative) released

  The ReactOS Project is pleased to announce the release of version 0.4.2, again within three months of the previous release. This being the case 0.4.2 presents a fairly incremental update from 0.4.1

   However, the most interesting feature of the ReactOS 0.4.2 release is the ability for users to mount and read (write support is not available at the time) data from various Unix and Linux filesystems.

   Beyond the usual updates to external dependencies such as Wine and UniATA, much work has gone into refining the experience of using ReactOS, especially with respect to the graphical shell and the file explorer. Perhaps the most user visible change however is the ability now to mount and read from several Unix filesystems, namely ext family, ReiserFS, and UFS. Native built-in support for these filesystems should make for considerably easier interoperability than the current out-of-box experience provided by Windows, and there is more to come in the future.

ReactOS 0.4.1 Changelog
  • [PATCH] Netstat produces b*llshit
  • fastfat: long file name vs. short file name
  • Opera11/12 "new" installer: installation fails
  • KDE apps won't start and give errors
  • Installation of Visual basic 6 runtime from rapps is not succesful
  • Many bugs related to USB
  • Our new Explorer lacks support for sidebar panels
  • Usetup cannot install bootcode/Reactos cannot boot if startsector=2048
  • explorer_new: Alt+F4 just closes explorer windows, instead of invoking shutdown dialog
  • [eventvwr] messup on menu eventlog category listing
  • Opening files from USB drive causes the debug log to be spammed
  • Web installer of NET framework 3.5 fails to download files!
  • Folders tree view in explorer is unimplemented
  • Pressing alt+f4 while renaming a file on the desktop, closes the desktop
  • Have to click "Lock the Taskbar" twice for it to work
  • Cache manager functions do not raise exceptions on failure
More details of the release can be found here you can get the bootcd here.

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