Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 31st May 2010 20:28 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "Mainstream microprocessors have been 64-bit for years. Operating systems have followed suit. Now it's time for a program used by hundreds of millions of people to make the leap: Firefox. Programmer Armen Zambrano Gasparnian announced the first 64-bit Firefox builds for Windows on Friday, offering an FTP site for those who want to download it. But the software isn't for mainstream users yet."
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RE[6]: Comment by motang
by draethus on Tue 1st Jun 2010 07:28 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by motang"
draethus
Member since:
2006-08-02

Supposing that one should download an executable binary for one's Linux desktop system from Mozilla's website is distinctly Windows-think.


And supposing the distribution will do a good job of packaging Firefox is no better: the Eclipse project had endless problems trying to get web browser window embedding working on all Linux distributions, since each one broke it in a different way (http://vektor.ca/osdl-meeting3.txt).

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RE[7]: Comment by motang
by lemur2 on Tue 1st Jun 2010 09:13 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by motang"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"Supposing that one should download an executable binary for one's Linux desktop system from Mozilla's website is distinctly Windows-think.


And supposing the distribution will do a good job of packaging Firefox is no better: the Eclipse project had endless problems trying to get web browser window embedding working on all Linux distributions, since each one broke it in a different way (http://vektor.ca/osdl-meeting3.txt).
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There is no problem here.

I have just one executable for the 64-bit Flash plugin on my system, it is version 10.0.45.2u. I'm pretty certain the the "u" signifies that it has been packaged by Ubuntu.

It is stable, and it is used without any problems at all by the following browsers: Firefox 3.6, Minefield (Firefox 3.7 aplha 5), Chromium, Chrome, Konqueror and reKonq.

All of those programs are 64-bit browsers.

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RE[8]: Comment by motang
by draethus on Wed 2nd Jun 2010 07:26 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by motang"
draethus Member since:
2006-08-02

I am not talking about a browser plugin like Flash, I am talking about embedding the browser itself into another application.

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