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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Is there a windows 7 64 bit version.
Date Mon, 04 Jun 2012 22:46:37 GMT
On Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 6:12 PM, Andrea Pescetti <pescetti@apache.org> wrote:
> On 04/06/2012 drew jensen wrote:
>>
>> On Mon, 2012-06-04 at 08:37 +0200, Andrea Pescetti wrote:
>>>
>>> This is not being ignored: there is a lot of useful information at
>>> https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=46594
>>
>> You are kidding right - of course it has been and is being ignored.
>
>
> Hi Drew,
> indeed it's not top priority, but I'd tend to have a slightly more
> optimistic view: just because the issue has been mostly inactive for years,
> this doesn't mean it will be inactive for years to come; and at least in
> this case developers took pains to explain in detail why the port is not as
> trivial as it would seem.

Priority is the key. Or better, priority for who?  With IBM Lotus
Symphony we didn't create a native 64-bit Windows either.  Not a #1
priority for us.  But the Apache OpenOffice community can support a
diverse set of priorities.  See how have BSD, OS/2 and OpenSolaris
ports.  All of these are ignored by the major vendors, and even by
other open source projects.  If a developer really wants to make
64-bit Windows work, they would probably succeed.

Everything is undone until it is attempted.

-Rob


> Regards,
>  Andrea.
>
>
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