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ReactOS: Looking Back Upon 2008

Jan 18, 2009, 00:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thom Holwerda)

"Last year was a busy one for ReactOS. After the kernel rewrite, which allowed them to stabilise the kernel, the gained the ability to direct attention towards elements slightly higher up the software stack, such as the graphics subsystem and filesystem support.

"ReactOS' graphics subsystem was old, full of hacks, and in dire need of attention. Several ReactOS developers have therefore spent time on what is essentially a rewrite of the Win32 subsystem. Lots of work needed to be done on this subsystem anyway; it had internal data and architecture structures that aren't present in the Windows implementation, and those need to be removed. In addition, several interdependency issues in the Win32 subsystem need to be addressed."

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