#40 Windows install should default to 32 bit


The Sun JVM download site strongly pushes 64 bit windows users to install a 32 bit VM for maximum compatibility (IE and Firefox at least run in 32 bit mode by default, I think other browsers may too). Since Windows users, even on 64 bit platforms, are therefore much much more likely to have a 32 bit vm than a 64 bit vm, NixNote should default to installing the 32 bit items even on 64 bit windows (IMO). An option for advanced users that know they have a 64 bit JVM to install the 64 bit items (or even both items) would be reasonable.


  • Once I messed up & distributed the 32 bit libraries in the 64 bit package and it caused a few people problems so changing it to default to 32 bit isn't something I want to do by default.

    About the best I can do is to create two separate packages for the 32 or 64 bit versions. I'm not sure how much I want to do that, but I'll consider it.

    Moving this from bugs to feature requests since it technically isn't a bug.

    • status: open --> closed
    • Group: --> Next Release (example)
  • I don't think there will be another java windows release.