64-bit support (Was: Poll: Primary D version)

Bruno Medeiros brunodomedeiros+spam at com.gmail
Wed May 26 02:39:56 PDT 2010

On 24/05/2010 14:05, dsimcha wrote:
> == Quote from Bruno Medeiros (brunodomedeiros+spam at com.gmail)'s article
>> On 23/05/2010 01:45, Walter Bright wrote:
>>> Walter Bright wrote:
>>> Other toolchain problems are things like shared libraries, installation,
>>> bugzilla bugs, etc.
>> Installation? What kind of problems are those?
> On Linux, DMD can be a PITA to install if you're using an ancient distribution due
> to glibc being a different version than what DMD expects.  I use such a machine
> and the only way to get DMD to work is to compile from source.
> On Windows there's been some talk of making an installer.  Personally, I think
> this should be a very low priority.  Unpacking a zip file may not be the most
> friendly installation method for someone who's completely computer illiterate, but
> we're talking about programmers here.  Even novice ones should be able to figure
> out how to unpack a zip file into a reasonable directory.

Ah, ok, I've only used DMD windows so far, thus I wasn't aware of those 
problems. (in windows its fine)

And I think the zip file installation is fine versus using an installer, 
in fact I even prefer it.

Bruno Medeiros - Software Engineer

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