On Sun, Dec 15, 2013 at 11:58:27PM +0200, yakoub abaya wrote: > i do not understand the difficulty for developers to release amd64 > version of their software . > > i don't have good understand of architecture from software point of view, > but i imagine the problem varies according to the type of the software . > > so if low level library software are released in version amd64, what > is stopping application level like skype from being released as well ? > > and from another point of view: how to write amd64 software ? > like if i write a simple standard C++ program and compile it using > amd64 then obviously it runs on that architecture . > > so assume skype is written in C++, what is stopping them from simply > compiling it using an amd64 gcc ? > is it only a dependency problem, that skype depends on various > libraries that in turn don't have amd64 version ?
Maybe they just want to release a single package. i386 works on both i386 and amd64 (x86_64), but not the other way around. -- Tzafrir Cohen | tzaf...@jabber.org | VIM is http://tzafrir.org.il | | a Mutt's tzaf...@cohens.org.il | | best tzaf...@debian.org | | friend _______________________________________________ Haifux mailing list Haifux@haifux.org http://haifux.org/mailman/listinfo/haifux