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From Dave Fisher <dave2w...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: Is there a windows 7 64 bit version.
Date Mon, 04 Jun 2012 01:17:16 GMT


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On Jun 3, 2012, at 4:53 PM, Ross Dawson <ross.dawson@clear.net.nz> wrote:

> On Sun, 03 Jun 2012 11:10:59 +0200, you wrote:
> 
>> Le 03/06/12 10:37, Andrea Pescetti a écrit :
>> 
>> 
>>> No, but the standard Windows version (which is 32-bit) will work
>>> perfectly on 64-bit Windows too, and the common opinion is that a
>>> dedicated 64-bit version would not give any significant advantages in
>>> this case.
>> 
>> In that case, the common opinion completely ignores the ongoing 64bit
>> driver and framework developments that are occurring on other projects
>> and which OOo uses/requires for some of its functionality, e.g. Java,
>> ODBC support, etc.
>> 
>> Try explaining to users the logic of having to install a 32bit JRE when
>> they have a 64bit system, or telling them that they have to use 32bit
>> ODBC drivers instead of 64bit ones, and then see how they react.
>> 
>> 
>> Alex
>> 
>> 
>> 
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> 
> Yes I'm afraid that if 32 bits is all that is ever going to be then
> future compatibility with Microsoft office and other packages will
> inevitably suffer.
> 
> Lets hope for a change in thinking here.

You are certainly free to download the source release and build attempt to build it yourself.

This is a volunteer project. I'm sure that there are people on the OOo-dev mailing list who
would help.

Successful results may change these thoughts.

Regards,
Dave

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