[Lazarus] ReactOS

Hans-Peter Diettrich DrDiettrich1 at aol.com
Mon Jul 29 21:09:08 CEST 2013

Kostas Michalopoulos schrieb:
> Every now and then i try ReactOS to see how things are going, but always 
> find some showstopper bugs. I might be a bit harsh, but i think that 
> there has to be something fundamentally broken with their approach if 
> the project is 17 years old (according to the copyright line at least)

It was a long road, with often complete replacement of the basic code 
starting with Win9x, Wine, finally WinNT. The grapics stuff (GDI...) has 
been replaced several times, too, with the goal to use readily available 
and still evolving third-party packages.

> and they still have issues with clipping regions (moving a window over 
> another flickers already visible stuff - which should never happen), 
> bitmaps, etc. Also sometimes opening a file dialog brings the whole 
> thing to a blue screen - i'd expect people to work on stabilizing the 
> kernel before starting work on the GUI. Sadly because of these issues i 
> don't see it becoming usable as a desktop OS any time soon.

That's what I observed as well. Perhaps Lazarus applications work better 
with the QT widgets instead of native Windows controls.


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