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Xwidget installation now works in ReactOS as of version 0.4.3 (alpha) under virtualbox!

The installer: xwidget.com/download3.php xwidget 1.932

Xwidget now runs on ReactOS too... ReactOS 0.4.3 has only just been released, you can get it here (be sure to read the installation instructions - YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED)  reactos.org/

However, the default widgets display on the desktop but there are some serious  graphical problems. The default widgets partially display their background elements but any animated graphical items are not updated dynamically.

An F5 refreshes certain widgets and they will update - just not dynamically.

eg. This widget installs and runs, an F5 updates the hour/minute hands.
lightquick.co.uk/downloads/pan…

My widget runs rather better than the default widgets, that is possibly because I am not using the in-built animations but rather doing my own in javascript. The default widgets look like backgrounds without graphical elements nor text.

The main xwidget launcher in windows is an icon in the system tray. In ReactOS this icon is not generated. Instead the user has to navigate via the menu system, good news is that the menus seem to work.

The main issue with the widgets, apart from the lack of animation is the issue with transparency. The transparent section behind the widgets is all black.

Not quite an Epic Win but almost! - However, to see a widget engine running at all is quite a respectable achievement! Well done for 0.4.3!

Don't expect to be able to run your widgets successfully on ReactOS, not just yet but this is a step in the right direction -

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This is my Panzer clock widget running under ReactOS, I know it looks like Windows, ReactOS is meant to operate just like Windows.

PS. No, the Yahoo Widget engine does not yet install under ReactOS... still broken.
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