x64 Debian Support

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robtrapp
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x64 Debian Support

Post by robtrapp » Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:50 pm

Hi Guys,

i'm new here in this forum.

I want to use the twonkey server on my debian x64 system.
My question is now is there a release of the 5.1 for x64 system.
In the download section i can only find i386 version?

@ Support Team
Is there any planning for a x64 release?

Thanks and Best regards Robert

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mgillespie
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Re: x64 Debian Support

Post by mgillespie » Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:23 am

You can use the i386 version just fine, you need to ensure you have the ia32-libs package installed thou..

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apt-get install ia32-libs
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robtrapp
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Re: x64 Debian Support

Post by robtrapp » Sun Oct 18, 2009 11:31 am

Thanks for that hint,

It works fine.

But will it not be better to get a native support for x64.

Thanks Robs

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Re: x64 Debian Support

Post by mgillespie » Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:57 pm

Well my understanding is when applications are compiled for 64bit, their memory usage vastly increases (due to the extended memory addressing and thus more bytes required to store pointer addresses) along with the binary size of the application on disk. For an application that can reap the benefits of 64bit addressing, like large number crunching, image manipulation, encoding and such, 64bit is great and it's worth sacrificing the extra memory that 64bit applications use, however for apps that don't need it, then it's just wasted memory, all the downsides of 64bitness, without any benefits. I believe Twonky falls into this later category.. Twonky has always been very efficient with it's memory use and going 64bit unnecessarily, would go against that ethos..

That said, I have no idea if 64bit versions are in the works, so don't take my ramblings as confirmation either way, it's just an opinion!!!
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