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Re: FESco meeting summary for 20090507



2009/5/11 Adam Williamson <awilliam redhat com>:
> 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 It's not a myth, but it's now (only quite recently) mostly outdated.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
> plugin.

wine is a bad example for this. you need a 32bit wine for running
32bit windows applications. all you need to do on x86_64 though is yum
install wine ;). no need to use a 32bit base os. In a few months 64
bit wine will get more traction to be able to run windows 64bit
applications though.

>
> Those were the major issues. OO.o and Java are fixed and Flash is mostly
> fixed, but wine is still valid.
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