Author Topic: Icaros Desktop 64 bit  (Read 758 times)

paolone

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Re: Icaros Desktop 64 bit
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2019, 03:23:47 PM »
Thank you. That's very useful.

Do we have a 64bit Magellan yet?


Nope, and this is a great issue to me. If I remember correctly, Szilard once told me porting it to 64bit would have been a huge task, due to the fact that 32bit structures were used everywhere. But I hope that, in the meanwhile, current mantainers of the program have done some changes to modernize the code.




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Re: Icaros Desktop 64 bit
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2019, 10:14:56 PM »
Will Directory Opus 4 work on 64 bit Aros?

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Re: Icaros Desktop 64 bit
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2019, 09:57:28 PM »
Thank you. That's very useful.

Do we have a 64bit Magellan yet?


Nope, and this is a great issue to me. If I remember correctly, Szilard once told me porting it to 64bit would have been a huge task, due to the fact that 32bit structures were used everywhere. But I hope that, in the meanwhile, current mantainers of the program have done some changes to modernize the code.
Just to clarify, it probably won't be a huge task per se, but it will definitely require some effort and a lot of testing to find these problems. My memory has faded a lot, but I recall some stray (U)LONGs, and Magellan extends system structures in weird ways, so who knows.
The best way to find out is to build it for 64-bit AROS to see what's broken.
This is just like television, only you can see much further.