I decide to join the mailing list to comment on this announcement and the
way it has been treated. I've been following the development of this project
and had a good hope it will develop into a full mature soon enough.
However the replies of Marius Przybylski and Zachary Gorden showed me that's
far from being the case. Sorry you guys, you may not agree with the guy who
did, but treating someone who's done something for the project with the kind
of responses you had is highly immature and just plain stupid. It only harms
the project and confort the opinion that's it's not a friendly environment
to work in. Wonder why there isn't that many devs maybe?
I have little hope you'll actually understand that or act on it but we'll
As an incapable user I am just happy that someone thought of coming up with a software repository idea for Reactos.
It works well in Ubuntu and anyway why should Linux have all the good stuff n ideas?
Another good linux practice that would work for Windows/Reactos is a dedicated partition for your memory swap file to prevent defragging over time.
From: ros-general-bounces(a)reactos.org [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Jacek Ruzyczka
Sent: 28 September 2009 04:15
To: ReactOS General List
Subject: Re: [ros-general] Reaction project announcement
Am Montag 28 September 2009 15:47:50 schrieb Johannes Anderwald:
> The replies of these two person was rather harsh. However, the
> anouncement of the Reaction project was welcomed by the majority of
> developers (at least I spoke to).
I would say it this way: To keep a specific technology like Python out of ReactOS is simply a matter of politics. Yes, politics. It would be rather wise to choose the technology which is most suitable, and when it comes to runtime environments, interpreters etc., it is very important to get as many of them as possible runnable on ReactOS. This will attract more developers and testers.
Yes, ReactOS is not Linux...but it still has one thing in common: It is targeted towards those who find Win*** too un-free and expensive.
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I'm pleased to announce the release of Reaction: an aptitude like
application written specifically for ReactOS, developed in python. The
project homepage is http://code.google.com/p/reaction/
The project have two goals: to provide a repository of free software
applications that are known to work decently, i.e doesn't crash, with
the latest release of ReactOS; And to provide an automated way to
install a set of applications that make a desktop system, eg. Web
browser, email client, media player, etc. on ReactOS, something like the
GNU/Linux distributions like Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva and others.
Software freedom is really important to me, that's why Reaction is
completely free software and the application repository will only have
free software applications.
There is an installer available at
http://reaction.googlecode.com/files/reaction.exe If you have some free
time please check it out, and report any bugs you find to
Please remember this is the first release of reaction and it will have
bugs for sure, so please be patient.
I'll write some documentation this weekend, but if you are familiar with
aptitude, I'm pretty sure there will be no problem figuring reaction out.
I hope you find it useful.
ps. Try 'reaction install reactos-desktop' for a bundle of nice desktop
applications. There are only three applications at the moment, but it