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Re: FESco meeting summary for 20090507



On Mon, 2009-05-11 at 13:51 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> Adam Williamson <awilliam redhat com> writes:
> > 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 It's not a myth, but it's now (only quite recently) mostly outdated.
> 
> True.
> 
> > Those were the major issues. OO.o and Java are fixed and Flash is mostly
> > fixed, but wine is still valid.
> 
> Java is still a huge mess; there are any number of webapps that just
> plain don't work in 64-bit.  (I'm not sure this is Java's fault per se,
> but the fact remains that things don't work and the authors seem content
> to tell you to install a 32-bit browser instead of fixing their broken
> code...)

Hmm, that's nasty. I hadn't personally run across any of those yet,
which is I guess why I didn't know about it. Thanks for the info.
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