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Re: FESco meeting summary for 20090507

On Sun, 2009-05-10 at 18:28 +0200, drago01 wrote:

> The only reason people prefer to run i686 even on x86_64 is because
> "apps do not work", which is nothing but a myth.

It's not a myth, but it's now (only quite recently) mostly outdated.

wine has never had a decent x86-64 port, and still doesn't.
openoffice.org's x86-64 version was unusable for a long time. Running
Flash on x86-64 was a big pain for a long time (even with
nspluginwrapper) until Adobe finally released a native x86-64 plugin
(which is still technically an alpha, and really doesn't work as well as
the x86-32 plugin in some ways). Java was equally painful until OpenJDK
came along, as Sun consistently refused to release a native x86-64 Java

Those were the major issues. OO.o and Java are fixed and Flash is mostly
fixed, but wine is still valid.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Fedora Talk: adamwill AT fedoraproject DOT org

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