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I have an application 'Pipelines' which runs just fine on Vista 32bit. It's
been developed under VS2008 for a 32bit environment. I have someone helping to
test the application - however they are reporting that their Win 7 will not
work with the 32bit ooRexx version (only the 64bit). Do I need to produce a 64
bit version of my application for it to work? I was under the impression that
the 32bit version of ooRexx would run just fine under a 64bit Win7?
Any comments/feedback would be much appreciated.
I have a very large application that runs fine on Win 7 using the 32 bit
version of oorexx but it doesn't use Pipelines.
Thanks for the reply.
I wrote the Pipelines app. As I say it's 32bit and it lauches ooRexx through
the RexxCreateInterpreter() function. Now it works just fine 32bit on my vista
platform (32bit) - but my Win7 tester says that it will only allow him to
install ooRexx 64bit.
I just tried the usepipe.rex sample program on my system and it works fine.
Maybe you could ask your user to try it. Its in C:\Program Files
(x86)\ooRexx\samples You have to open a command widow then do:
cd C:\Program Files (x86)\ooRexx\samples
then enter: usepipe
However, I am specifcally looking for anyone who may have experienced issues
with 32bit ooRexx (not) running on a 64bit Win7 machine. My tester says and
"But the 32 bit version of ooREXX does not function with Win 7 64 bit - only
the 64 bit version works correctly (as in, at all)."
Any advice would be most wecome (as I simply don't have access to a 64bit Win7
machine to test with).
There is no problem running 32-bit ooRexx on a 64-bit Windows machine. I've
done it on a dozen different systems, maybe more than a dozen.
In addition, there are plenty of reports of people using 32-bit ooRexx on a
64-bit Windows machine because they want to interface with something that only
supplies 32-bit DLLs. DB2 comes to mind.
Furthermore, no one has opened up a bug stating that ooRexx 32-bit doesn't
work on 64-bit Windows. You should ask your tester to open up a bug and
provide a detailed explanation of what he thinks the problem is, and how to to
So far the information here doesn't make a lot of sense to me. A 32-bit
process can not load a 64-bit DLL. So, your application, if it is 32-bit, can
not load the 64-bit ooRexx DLLs.
The best thing to do at this point is to open up a bug and provide the
explanations I noted above. Simply saying ooRexx doesn't work, doesn't give
the developers enough information to do anything about it. ;-)
I agree and appreciate that my post does not comprise any specific error codes
or data. It was, however a very high level question and I thank you for your
emphatic explanation that a 32bit app can call and use 32bit ooRexx on a 64bit
I'll get more information from the tester and report it.