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ReactOS 0.3.14 Released

ReactOS – an international project to create an open operating system which is designed to be compatible with existing Microsoft Windows software and drivers.

Our development team is pleased to announce the 14th increment of the 0.3 series of ReactOS.

Press-release: http://www.reactos.org/en/news_page_70.html

Full changelog: http://www.reactos.org/wiki/index.php/ChangeLog-0.3.14

Download packages: https://sourceforge.net/projects/reactos/files/ReactOS/0.3.14/ ... read more

Posted by Aleksey Bragin 2012-02-08

ReactOS 0.3.10 Released

ReactOS is an open source operating-system project aimed at development of a quality operating system based on Windows NT architecture, and that is compatible with Win32 applications and NT (XP, 2003) drivers.

Our development team is pleased to announce the 10th increment of the 0.3 series of ReactOS.

Press-release: http://www.reactos.org/en/news_page_53.html

Full changelog: http://www.reactos.org/wiki/index.php/ChangeLog-0.3.10 ... read more

Posted by Aleksey Bragin 2009-07-05

ReactOS 0.3.9 Released

ReactOS is an open source operating-system project aimed at development of a quality operating system based on Windows NT architecture, and that is compatible with Win32 applications and NT (XP, 2003) drivers.

Our development team is pleased to announce the 9th increment of the 0.3 series of ReactOS.

Press-release: http://www.reactos.org/en/news_page_51.html

Full changelog: http://www.reactos.org/wiki/index.php/ChangeLog-0.3.9... read more

Posted by Aleksey Bragin 2009-04-26

ReactOS 0.3.8 Released, ReactOS @ FOSDEM

ReactOS is an open source operating-system project aimed at development of a quality operating system based on Windows NT architecture, and that is compatible with Win32 applications and NT (XP, 2003) drivers.

Our development team is proud to present a new version of ReactOS, a Windows®-compatible operating system. Much of the work has been done and only some minor changes remain in order to make the release cycle faster and less time consuming for developers and release engineers.... read more

Posted by Aleksey Bragin 2009-02-05

ReactOS 0.3.6 released

ReactOS is an open source operating-system project aimed at development of a quality operating system based on Windows NT architecture, and that is compatible with Win32 applications and NT (XP, 2003) drivers.

In a little over a month since version 0.3.5, we are announcing the release ReactOS 0.3.6.

This release along with the rest of the 0.3.x series is still considered alpha quality software, so do not set your expectations too high. ... read more

Posted by Aleksey Bragin 2008-08-06

ReactOS 0.3.5 released

ReactOS is an open source operating-system project aimed at development of a quality operating system based on Windows NT architecture, and that is compatible with Win32 applications and NT (XP, 2003) drivers.

Four months after the release of 0.3.4, we are pleased to announce ReactOS 0.3.5. This release, along with the rest of the 0.3.x series is still considered alpha quality software, so do not set your expectations too high. ... read more

Posted by Aleksey Bragin 2008-06-30

ReactOS 0.3.4 released

ReactOS is an open source operating-system project aimed at development of a quality operating system based on Windows NT architecture, and that is compatible with Win32 applications and NT (XP, 2003) drivers.

Press-release: http://www.reactos.org/en/news_page_40.html

Full changelog: http://www.reactos.org/wiki/index.php/ChangeLog-0.3.4

Download packages: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=6553&package_id=6629&release_id=570498... read more

Posted by Aleksey Bragin 2008-01-22

ReactOS Build Environment 1.0

The newest ReactOS Build Environment 1.0 has been made available for download. Check out release notes and the detailed changelog, really a lot of useful changes there. No bloat, no complications added, just stuff to make development work more productive.
The RosBE version has been bumped to 1.0 because RosBE is a finished, ready to use product.

Download the release binaries and source code here:
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=6553&package_id=141534&release_id=555110

Posted by Aleksey Bragin 2007-11-18

ReactOS 0.3.3 released

New version of ReactOS has just been released. ReactOS is an open source project aimed at development of a quality operating system that is compatible with applications and drivers written for the Microsoft Windows NT family of operating systems (XP, 2003, Vista and higher), and follows its architecture.

As we have previously made you aware, we skipped the 0.3.2 release due to massive problems with old incompatible drivers resulting in blocker bugs we couldn't resolve within the scheduled release time. With these issues now resolved, and along with a extensive amount of additional improvements, we are presenting the next minor release - 0.3.3... read more

Posted by Aleksey Bragin 2007-09-12

ReactOS Build Environment 0.3.6

ReactOS Build Environment version 0.3.6 is just released today.
RosBE is a package which significantly simplifies compiling of ReactOS (http://www.reactos.org) operating system for Windows users.

Release 0.3.6 features custom-built GCC 4.1.3 compiler plus all other build tools. RosBE is used to produce official revision ISOs (http://svn.reactos.org/iso).
And now, this package is Vista-compatible.... read more

Posted by Aleksey Bragin 2007-06-15

ReactOS 0.3.1 released

This is release 0.3.1 of ReactOS, an open source effort to develop a quality operating system that is compatible with applications and drivers written for the Microsoft Windows NT family of operating systems (NT4, 2000, XP, 2003).

Mainly, the work focused on rewriting certain parts of the ReactOS Core (kernel, HAL, bootloader, etc). Read through the changelog, and you will see the amount of changes in this release!... read more

Posted by Aleksey Bragin 2007-03-12

ReactOS Build Environment 0.3.3

ReactOS Build Environment version 0.3.3 is available now. This package simplifies
compiling of ReactOS (http://www.reactos.org) operating system for Windows users.

Release 0.3.3 main feature is a patched (bugfixed) version of GCC 4 compiler, which makes it able to fully compile ReactOS using GCC 4 version.

Download the release here:
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=6553&package_id=141534

Posted by Aleksey Bragin 2006-11-18

ReactOS Build Environment version 0.3.2 released

ReactOS Build Environment version 0.3.2 is available now. This package aims simplifying
compiling of ReactOS (http://www.reactos.org) operating system for Windows users.

Release 0.3.2 features the following:
- User friendly installer, having everything in one package
- Build logs are automatically created for you in a subdirectory
- Shorter 'make' command is an alias for 'mingw32-make'
- Two versions of compilers to choose from (one "stable", one "developers only")
- Various improvements to the installer over previous 0.3.1 version... read more

Posted by Aleksey Bragin 2006-11-10

ReactOS 0.3.0 Released / 10 years anniversary

This is release 0.3.0 of ReactOS, an open source effort to develop a quality operating system that is compatible with applications and drivers written for the Microsoft Windows NT family of operating systems (NT4, 2000, XP, 2003).

This release holds a few records - it is the most long-awaited release of ReactOS, it is the release which was preceded by 3 Release Candidates instead of usual 2, and at last ReactOS release never had so much changes since the last one.... read more

Posted by Aleksey Bragin 2006-09-05

ReactOS 0.2.9 released!

The ReactOS Team is pleased to announce version 0.2.9 of its operating system, designed to be binary compatible with Windows drivers and applications. This release brings improvements to the network model allowing applications such as firefox to run, significant improvements in Plug and Play support now provide a basic working model able to detect and load drivers, plus many other feature additions and bug fixes. We also now provide vmware player images on our download page. The full changelog can be found here: http://www.reactos.org/wiki/index.php/ChangeLog-0.2.9, and screenshots are available here: http://www.reactos.org/xhtml/en/screenshots.html

Posted by Gé van Geldorp 2005-12-23

ReactOS 0.2.8 released!

You can download 0.2.8 using the "Files" link near the top of the page. More information on http://www.reactos.org

Posted by Gé van Geldorp 2005-11-22

ReactOS 0.2.5 released!

A culmination of the progress of the last 3 months.

See the changelog for detailed changes; this release has seen huge improvements in general and 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.

Go to http://reactos.com for more information.

Posted by Jason Filby 2005-01-16

ReactOS 0.2.2 released!

As usual, another release brings more features and bugfixes.

See the screenshots section for AbiWord and IrfranView running on ReactOS 0.2.2 using the VBE video driver. Download and install the release to try it for yourself!

Posted by Jason Filby 2004-04-29

ReactOS 0.2.1 released

ReactOS is an open source effort to develop a quality operating system that is compatible with Windows 2000 applications and drivers. This release focuses on bug fixes.

Posted by Jason Filby 2004-03-08

ReactOS 0.2 RC1 released!

ReactOS 0.2 RC1 has been released. The 0.2 release has the goal of booting into a functional Explorer.exe - replacing the default of a text command line interface. The final release should be on the 25th of January.

Posted by Jason Filby 2004-01-17

ReactOS 0.1.5 released!

The new release features these changes:
* merged start menus of the same name
* created a makefile for compiling as standalone project using mingw
* eliminated all warnings displayed with -Wall
* activated option for compiling as UNICODE
* fix 1bbp blits
* alternate implementationof DrawFocusRect()
* open cabinet windows then clicking on desktop folders
* added a makefile for compiling as a winelib app
* Makefile update for usetup
* rewrote the ps/2 mouse driver, with intellimouse and 4/5 button support
* check the number of hard disks and fail if no hard disk is available
* updated some texts
* Beginnings of "search program" dialog
* disk format crash fix
* display icons in search dialog
* Comctl32 port from wine
* added comctl32 header for old w32api support
* German keyboard layout
* Added pci.sys to bootc.lst for loadros
* Disabled NDIS enumeration
* Driver load order improvements
* display colerful start menu sidelogo
* added test app for GlobalXXX memory api
* added test app for client area calculation using WM_NCCALCSIZE
* added a test application for carets
* initial implementation of carets
* work to bring ros ddk headers closer to mingw ddk headers
* activate find-progra-dialog filter
* unstubbed caret functions in win32k
* implemented basic drawing of carets
* Added interactive sort to program search dialog
* caching of searched start menu entries
* launch by double-click
* Changes to numerous headers to bring us closer to the latest mingw files
* implemented floating start menus
* Improved DMA support in the HAL
* Implement GUI consoles
* Minimal UxTheme skeleton
* RtlQueryRegistryValues bugfix
* VideoPortGetRegistryParameters bugfix
* Resolution and screen depth change support for VMWare
* Headers for theme support
* DirectDraw stubs
* ES_MULTILINE style
* Lots of small fixes to enable WINE regression tests to run correctly
* skeleton for a windows XP theme dumper
* French keyboard layout
* Lots of GUI fixes to enable explorer to work correctly
* DirectDraw groundwork
* Get/SetClassLong work
* VfatGetFCBForFile bugfix
* Lots more GUI fixes for WINE regression tests
* lots of changes for w32api support
* Changes to DllMain for cygwin support
* Improved implementation of IoMapTransfer
* Implemented KeRemoveDeviceEntryQueue
* MapFiewOfFiles/VirtualAlloc test case for cygwin
* test case for duplicating a process handle for cygwin
* ScsiClassAsynchronousCompletion implementation
* ScsiClassReleaseQueue implementation
* Fixed the 8-ping limit
* Doxygen support for Explorer
* insert documentaiton generation date
* added footer template

Posted by Nick A 2003-11-13

ReactOS 0.1.4 released

<a href="http://reactos.com/">ReactOS 0.1.4</a> has been released. This release was created using a week-long branch for fixes only - followed up by several days of a code feeze 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 inialized using 3rd party drivers).

Posted by Jason Filby 2003-10-11

New RosApps Package available!

A new package of rosapps, ReactOS's set of add-on applications has been released! This is the first update to our rosapps package in over a year.

Posted by Jason Filby 2003-09-06

ReactOS 0.1.3 released!

ReactOS 0.1.3 has been released and features:
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.

Posted by Jason Filby 2003-09-06

ReactOS 0.1.2 released

The new release features many improvements (see reactos.com > software > reactos for a summarized changelog). Basic Java (console and AWT)/Mono (console) apps can run, several 3rd party video drivers for Windows(R) NT 4 can run - and MANY other improvements.

Posted by Jason Filby 2003-07-10