#31 64 bit build for Windows

pending
nobody
None
5
2015-02-07
2012-06-02
sergeyWp9
No

Any chance of a 64 bit build for Windows? Do you think OptiPNG would benefit from having access to more than 4GB of RAM?

Discussion

  • Cosmin Truta
    Cosmin Truta
    2012-08-25

    Benefit from accessing more than 4GB of RAM, probably not.
    Benefit from the AMD64 architecture (e.g. the extra registers), possibly yes.

    I haven't yet took the dive into making 64-bit Windows builds yet, though. Making the builds should be easy, but will incur extra testing and maintenance efforts. I will need more volunteers to help me with that.

     
  • Cosmin Truta
    Cosmin Truta
    2012-08-25

    • status: open --> pending
     
  • DaAwesomeP
    DaAwesomeP
    2015-02-07

    This would really benefit OptiPNG. A 64-bit build would allow Intel64 and AMD64 processors to really go to their full potential with OptiPNG. Most all processors created are now 64-bit.