Nov 222012
 

Wow! Mozilla decided that it will stop all x64 nightly builds of Firefox, as per this discussion. Mainly because of the unstability and the lack of x64 compatible add-ons. What a lame excuse. Get your act together and switch all your resources to x64 builds. WTF?! You can’t buy 32-bits computers for a couple of years now. Basically they are saying: we are giving you a free modern browser, but we develop it on 10 year old hardware???????

 

Mozilla sucks.

 

One would think that tomorrow is the first of April. But no. Mozilla really sucks.

Jul 132011
 

The problem of self-thinking repositories like Ubuntu has (this server runs Ubuntu) is that you cannot always upgrade to the latest version of the software you use, without doing a OS-upgrade. I cannot upgrade WordPress any further because I cannot update PHP to the minimum required version. It’s not in the repositories.

So, I guess this is the point where I have to say: the 32-bit Ubuntu installation running on 64-bit hardware is long overdue its update, mainly because the upgrade means: complete re-installation. You cannot upgrade 32-bit to 64-bit. Perhaps later this week. I’ve got a spare 1TB disk here, now all I have to decide is which distro it’s going to be. Ubuntu again, or perhaps OpenSuSE like my desktop?

Apr 112011
 

So now that the underdeveloped world has installed Firefox 4 for 32-bits Windows, where is the promised x64 version? Yes, there is is nightly trunk version, but where is the release? Why oh why is 32-bit still the main development platform? Early adopters have x64 systems, early adopters are consumers that have the latest hardware (and they don’t mind testing), which by the way has been x64 for the past 7 or 8 years approximately.

WTF! Oh wait, there’s an Android version now. Right. Like I want a slow browser that eats away 40MB just to start on my GSM? Why embrace a new market when you don’t even have the capacity to keep up with the current clientbase?

Jan 172011
 

I just installed the x64 version of Adobe Flash “Square”. And in Minefield it works. Not perfect (I sometimes see some graphics artifacts), but it works. And that’s nice. After long years of complaining about the x64-support of Adobe (read: the lack thereof) they have finally seen the light. Thumbs up.

Now let’s find all my Firefox-plugins for Minefield.

Update: all-in-one gestures works after you edit the RDF to make the maximum allowed version 4.*.* :-)

Sep 222010
 

Just found out the beta is no longer beta, PostgreSQL 9.0.0 has reached “release” status. Version 9 has native x64 Windows support, and per-column-triggers. Nice! Read the release notes for more information about the new version.

No info about a new version of PostGIS (yet).

Sep 132010
 

I just installed (well, unzipped) Minefield (non-branded Firefox) 4.0 beta for Windows x64, and must say: it rocks. Too early to give a definitive verdict, but sofar it looks better and really is x64. Which is nice, considering the memory usage of a typical Firefox session ;-)

NoScripts works like a charm with the x64 version, I’ll have to test the rest of the plugins.

Update: Oh my, how could I forget? Adobe still lives in the previous century: there is no x64 Flashplayer…..

May 172010
 

I was asked to install Oracle 10gR2 on one of the clients new machines. Of course I had trouble installing it, since the OS was CentOS and not one of the certified Oracle platforms. The trouble with installing Oracle x64 on non-supported systems is the relinking process. You always run into libraries that cannot be found, or some other shit that’s still looking for 32-bit software/libraries. In my opinion x64 should be the default and all server software should be backported to x86, but that’s just my opinion.

Thanks to this post I was able get Oracle to install properly, basically because the list of prerequisite packages in Oracle’s installation guide is to short. This list (at least on CentOS 5.4) should do the trick:

binutils-2.17.50.0.6-2.el5
compat-gcc-34-3.4.6-4
compat-gcc-34-c++-3.4.6-4
compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-61
compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-61(i386)
control-center-2.16.0-14.el5
gcc-4.1.1-52.el5
gcc-c++-4.1.1-52.el5
gdbm-1.8.0-26.2.1
glibc-2.5-12
glibc-common-2.5-12
glibc-devel-2.5-12
glibc-devel-2.5-12(i386)
libgcc-4.1.1-52.el5(i386)
libgcc-4.1.1-52.el5(x86_64)
libgnome-2.16.0-6.el5
libstdc++-devel-3.4.3-22.1
libXp-1.0.0-8.i386
libXp-1.0.0-8.x64
make-3.81-1.1
sysstat-7.0.0-3.el5.x86_64.rpm
util-linux-2.13-0.44.e15.x86_64

You don’t need the exact versions. Just do a “yum install compat-gcc-34″ for instance, and if the installed version is higher, you’re safe.

Mar 182010
 

When using an x64 OS, like Windows 7 x64, you undoubtedly found that most software is still 32-bits. If your computer has a lot of memory, you will find that you run out of memory quickly, since 32-bits software only uses the first 4GBytes. For some reason x64 binaries are still hard to find.
Today I stumbled upon this weblog. It’s a great source for x64 software and info, so check it out.

Dec 082007
 

There is a new (labs) version of Flash Player 9, but still….no x64 support. What a shame for such a big company. It’s a fucking LABS release, so give us the x64 version and WE will play with it for you. Hey, we might even call it testing in the field and give you back some feedback.

The idiots themselves test on a Pentium4 system running at 2.33GHz with 128MB (yep, megabytes) of RAM and 64MB VRAM. To play HD content. Are they braindead? Why in the world would you want to play HD content on a crippled system? If you have a HD TV, you should as well be able to pay for the right hardware to drive it. Or else you buy a normal tabletop player, not a PC.

Adobe is so not of this world. Their money did Macromedia not much good, that’s for sure.

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Oct 252007
 

Great. Lightning (Mozilla Thunderbird calendar support) version 0.7 was released. For Windows, Linux and Mac. Windows 32 bits and Linux 32 bits. No sources available, so even for the advanced user (that knows how to compile the Mozilla stuff) no 64-bits support. Guys….this SUCKS. BIG TIME.

It think it’s time to ditch the whole Mozilla crap and look for something else. It started out great, but lately Mozilla’s (lack of) organization is having a very negative effect on the products.

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