This directory contains the following:
Sources: Source distributions of ECLiPSe
Binaries x86-64 MacOSX 64 bit: Binary distributions of ECLiPSe for 64 bit
Intel Macs (running Mac OS X)
Binaries x86 MacOSX: Binary distributions of ECLiPSe for 32 bit
Intel Macs (running Mac OS X). Will also
run on 64 bit Macs.
Binaries PPC MacOSX: Binary distributions of ECLiPSe for Power PC
Macs (running Mac OS X). 32 bit, but will run
on 32 and 64 bit PPC Macs.
Binaries Linux x86_64: Binary distributions of ECLiPSe for 64 bit Linux
running on x86-64 (aka AMD64) family of
Binaries Linux 32 bit: Binary distributions of ECLiPSe for 32 bit Linux
running on x86 compatible processors. Will also
run on 64 bit x86-64 Linux.
Binaries Windows: Binary distributions of ECLiPSe for Windows.
32 bit, but will run on 64 and 32 bit Windows.
Binaries Sparc Solaris: Binary distributions of ECLiPSe for Solaris
(Sun OS 5) running on Sparc processors.
32 bit, but will run on both 64 and 32 bit
Binaries x86 Solaris: Binary distribution of ECLiPSe for Solaris
running on x86 compatible processors.
Saros: Plugin for eclipse framework (www.eclipse.org).
Saros provides an IDE for ECLiPSe within
eclipse. Most of the facilities (except the
integrated editor) is provided by the Tcl/Tk
based GUI that is distributed with ECLiPSe.
Editors ECLiPSe support: Distribution of support files for various
popular editors, providing syntax highlighting
and other features for these editors with
ECLiPSe source files.
Choice of 64 vs 32 bit:
For the processors we distribute, the 32 bit version of ECLiPSe can run on the
64 bit version of the OS.
* 64 bit can address >4G (32 bit) of address space, so programs that consumes
>4G of memory can be run.
* most data representation requires twice as much space on 64 bit, so about
twice as much memory will be consumed running the same program as on 32 bit.
[Exception: reals (floating points) are represented more directly on
64 bit, and consumes less memory than on 32 bit]
* performance (execution speed) should be similar for 64 and 32 bit for
most operations. There may be some (5-10%) differences depending on
processor/OS..Operations involving reals and large (33-64 bit) integers
should be faster with 64 bit.