Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Aug 2012 14:14 UTC, submitted by fran
BeOS & Derivatives Haiku's 64bit port is progressing nicely. "As you can see, this looks pretty much like a regular Haiku desktop. There's still a lot of things missing, though - not many apps or drivers yet. However, most things should be fairly simple to get working, typically just a few compilation fixes."
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theuserbl
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2006-01-10

How will be 32bit programs supported on it?

Like on Windows and Linux with twice existing libaries (all in 32bit and 64bit)?

x86-64bit-Linux have in /lib and /usr/lib the 32bit libaries and in /lib64 and /usr/lib64 the 64bit libraries.
Binaries are in 32bit OR in 64bit in /bin and /usr/bin

64bit Windows doing it similar.
In C:\Windows\System32 are 64bit libraries and programs.
And in C:\Windows\SysWOW64 are the same libaries and programs in 32bit.
Yes, there are also notepad.exe, calc.exe, etc twice.
And for the installed programs existing different places, too.
In "C:\Program Files" are the 64bit programs and in "C:\Program Files (x86)" are the 32bit programs.

What will Haiku do?
Will be 32bit programs on 64bit Haiku supported?
If yes: Will be all libraries exiting twice?

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