[CS-FSLUG] Query: 64-bit coding comparisons

Ed Hurst ehurst at soulkiln.org
Tue Nov 17 14:09:56 CST 2009

Does anyone on the list understand Win64 coding?

I've been surveying FOSS for Windows compared to similar apps for  
Linux/BSD. For example, quite some time ago it was a significant  
discussion among FreeBSD users about building OO.org on 64-bit.  
Eventually, OO.org did some fixing and made it easier. Even proprietary  
projects such as Opera have 64-bit binaries working fine on Linux.

Not so much for Win64. Is there something inherent in the field which  
makes this difficult? Is MS hiding the Win7 64-bit building kits or  
something? I don't doubt almost anything not tied directly to drivers and  
such will run 32-bit on a 64-bit system, so that's not the question. I was  
puzzled with the dearth of Win64 products compared to very wide selection  
for Linux/BSD.

Ed Hurst
Associate Editor, Open for Business: http://ofb.biz/
Applied Bible - http://soulkiln.org/
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