• Making Git for Windows work in ReactOS

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      My name is Stanislav and I like to write code. This is my first english article on Habr which I made due to several reasons:



      This article is an english version of my very first article on russian.


      Let me introduce the main figures in this story who actually fixed the bug preventing Git from running in ReactOS — the French developer Hermès Bélusca-Maïto (or just Hermes with hbelusca nickname) and of course me (with x86corez nickname).


      The story begins with the following messages from the ReactOS Development IRC channel:


      Jun 03 18:52:56 <hbelusca> Anybody want to work on some small problem? If so, can someone figure out why this problem https://jira.reactos.org/browse/CORE-12931 happens on ReactOS? :D
      Jun 03 18:53:13 <hbelusca> That would help having a good ROS self-hosting system with git support.
      Jun 03 18:53:34 <hbelusca> (the git assertion part only).
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    • Running image viewer from Windows XP on modern Windows

        I have a directory with old images which I collected in the noughties. I move it with all my other files from one computer to another on every upgrade. Every now and then, when I feel a bit nostalgic, I open it and look through the pictures. There are a few GIF files with animation, and every time I notice that the default image viewer from Windows 7 does not support it. I remembered, that the image viewer from Windows XP was able to play GIF animation properly. So, I spent a bit of time to overcome a few obstacles and to run the old image viewer on modern Windows, a small launcher was created for this purpose. Now I can watch these old images in authentic interface of the old image viewer from Windows XP.


        Download: shimgvw_xp32.7z (includes a binary and source code of the launcher, and the shimgvw.dll from English Windows XP SP3).

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