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From michel <compu...@videotron.ca>
Subject Re: Hello (Dave's not here!)
Date Fri, 13 Feb 2009 15:27:52 GMT
Can people please use something a little more descriptive than "Hello"?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Thomas" <markt@apache.org>
To: "Tomcat Users List" <users@tomcat.apache.org>
Sent: Friday, February 13, 2009 10:19 AM
Subject: Re: Hello


> Caldarale, Charles R wrote:
>>> From: André Warnier [mailto:aw@ice-sa.com]
>>> Subject: Re: Hello
>>>
>>> I understand that, but how would a newbie understand this ?
>>
>> Read the mailing list?
>>
>>> I didn't know that. But who (other than an expert) would
>>> know that, looking at those links alone ?
>>
>> Actually, Intel seems to have deliberately added to the confusion, since 
>> they recently renamed the current 64-bit architecture to "Intel 64" (even 
>> though AMD invented it).  This is exceedingly close to their older, 
>> Really Bad Idea architecture IA64, aka Itanium.  Other synonyms for AMD64 
>> include x86-64 (the original AMD name for it), x64, EM64T, and IA32e (the 
>> latter two names are from Intel).
>>
>> Who could possibly be confused?  :-(
>>
>>> I posted another message a couple of days ago that
>>> asked why these 64-bit versions of tomcat.exe and
>>> tomcatw.exe were not just included in the zip version.
>>> Any idea of the reason ?
>>
>> I'm not privy to the thought processes behind the packaging of the .exe 
>> and .zip downloads, but I don't like it, whatever it was.  I think all 
>> bits and pieces should be in all the packages.  The .exe installer could 
>> be made smart enough to detect the platform and JVM it's running on, and 
>> choose the 32- or 64-bit service wrapper as appropriate.  The service.bat 
>> script would probably have to use a command line option to select 32- or 
>> 64-bit, but that's way better than the current state of affairs.
>
> Patches are always welcome ;)
>
> Mark
>
>
>
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