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#16 +Boo Berry

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 16:58

Awesome, does that auto update?

Nope, just like regular Chromium. So it's best to manually update it every day or so. I'm honestly surprised a news story about 64-bit Chromium builds wasn't posted - and they've been out for over two months now!




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Posted 11 October 2013 - 17:20

Nope, just like regular Chromium. So it's best to manually update it every day or so. I'm honestly surprised a news story about 64-bit Chromium builds wasn't posted - and they've been out for over two months now!

 

Chrome development is very difficult to follow despite how much effort can be done. Firefox is way easier to follow.



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Posted 11 October 2013 - 17:23

If you run 64-bit Chromium on Windows, you might run into this issue. Keep that in mind and post in that bug report about it. ;) You might also run into Flash crashes too.



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Posted 11 October 2013 - 19:27

Using Cyberfox with many addons and some scripts (therefore hard to judge speed or differentiate between some bug and speed issues) for some time now. There have been some stopgaps, but nothing serious.



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 02:03

If you run 64-bit Chromium on Windows, you might run into this issue. Keep that in mind and post in that bug report about it. ;) You might also run into Flash crashes too.


Yep pretty much the first thing I noticed :p

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 20:58

@justinschuh: @xstanzx Engineering work is done and you can pull from source and build yourself. Public launch is a product decision.

 

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 20:56

:)


For Firefox?

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 07:10

For Firefox?

 

Justinschuh is Google Chrome developer...



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:32

I wonder why these browser companies don't have 64 bit Windows binaries of their browsers readily available.  The Linux repos publish the 64 bit versions of the browsers and plugins by default, and Chrome's website even gives you links for the 32 bit or 64 bit versions of Chrome if you're running Linux.  If you're running Windows though they just give you 32 bit without even asking.

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Edit: I mean it's not like 32 bit is the dominant architecture nowadays.  Wasn't 64 bit the default starting with Win7?



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:48

I wonder why these browser companies don't have 64 bit Windows binaries of their browsers readily available.  The Linux repos publish the 64 bit versions of the browsers and plugins by default, and Chrome's website even gives you links for the 32 bit or 64 bit versions of Chrome if you're running Linux.  If you're running Windows though they just give you 32 bit without even asking.

attachicon.gifchrome.png

 

Edit: I mean it's not like 32 bit is the dominant architecture nowadays.  Wasn't 64 bit the default starting with Win7?

 

Not even Windows 8.1 is 64-bit only although in Windows 8.1 at least IE is 64-bit by default in case of 64-bit OS.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 16:29

Justinschuh is Google Chrome developer...

 

Thanks.. I had no idea who he was.. I was hoping it was about Firefox 64bit. If so, I'd grab it and install it.

 

 

I wonder why these browser companies don't have 64 bit Windows binaries of their browsers readily available.  The Linux repos publish the 64 bit versions of the browsers and plugins by default, and Chrome's website even gives you links for the 32 bit or 64 bit versions of Chrome if you're running Linux.  If you're running Windows though they just give you 32 bit without even asking.

attachicon.gifchrome.png

 

Edit: I mean it's not like 32 bit is the dominant architecture nowadays.  Wasn't 64 bit the default starting with Win7?

 

Waterfox is 64bit...  and it can be used on Windows.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 02:47

I wonder why these browser companies don't have 64 bit Windows binaries of their browsers readily available.  The Linux repos publish the 64 bit versions of the browsers and plugins by default, and Chrome's website even gives you links for the 32 bit or 64 bit versions of Chrome if you're running Linux.  If you're running Windows though they just give you 32 bit without even asking.

attachicon.gifchrome.png

 

Edit: I mean it's not like 32 bit is the dominant architecture nowadays.  Wasn't 64 bit the default starting with Win7?

 

Issues with plugins, issues with crashes (For the longest time the Firefox crash reporter simply couldn't catch crashes when compiled as 64bit, made the builds useless because they were buggy, but the bugs went unreported) etc.

 

For OS X/Linux 64bit support is pretty easy, for Windows it's a fair bit harder.