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From drew jensen <drewjensen.in...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Is there a windows 7 64 bit version.
Date Mon, 04 Jun 2012 13:16:41 GMT
On Mon, 2012-06-04 at 03:58 -0300, Fernando Cassia wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 3, 2012 at 6:10 AM, Alexander Thurgood
> <alex.thurgood@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Try explaining to users the logic of having to install a 32bit JRE when
> > they have a 64bit system
> 
> You don't explain it at all. 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the JRE can
> co-exist on 64-bit windows. It won't interfere with your ability to
> run the 64-bit JRE for 64-bit browsers etc.
> 
> That's why 64-bit windows includes the 32-bit WOW.
> 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WoW64
> http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/install-windows-64-142952.html
> 
> FC

The hell you don't explain it - over and over you explain it, and there
is no need to do so, no excuse not to support the native OS.

It it just another example of a large part of code work that has needed
doing for a long time and no one in the project on the engineering side
that is willing or capable to coordinate it. 

//drew

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