#40 Windows install should default to 32 bit

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nobody
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2015-10-16
2012-05-07
Cheetah
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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.

Discussion

  • Randy Baumgarte

    Randy Baumgarte - 2012-05-08

    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.

     
  • Randy Baumgarte

    Randy Baumgarte - 2015-10-16
    • status: open --> closed
    • Group: --> Next Release (example)
     
  • Randy Baumgarte

    Randy Baumgarte - 2015-10-16

    I don't think there will be another java windows release.

     

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