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Is anyone still using 32 bits viewer builds ?
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Author:  Henri Beauchamp [ 2020-08-26 22:18:19 ]
Post subject:  Is anyone still using 32 bits viewer builds ?

With the progressive deprecation of 32 bits OSes, it becomes more and more tedious for me to maintain the viewer with both 32 and 64 bits support; just to give you an example, there is obviously a (crash) bug in boost::fiber for 32 bits Linux, but since no one uses it, no one cares, and I had to keep (along the boost::fiber stuff for 64 bits), an old boost libraries build and the corresponding old boost coroutine code in the viewer so to still be able to build 32 bits binaries of it... CEF is likely to soon stop building for 32 bits as well (since Chromium 32 bits will soon be history and since CEF is based on it).

So here is a poll, so that I can know whether anyone is still using 32 bits builds or not. Thanks in advance for your vote.

NOTE: macOS users are already limited to 64 bits builds, so no need for them to vote for this poll. Thank you.

Author:  Henri Beauchamp [ 2020-10-03 08:35:03 ]
Post subject:  Re: Is anyone still using 32 bits viewer builds ?

Apparently, few people care (a big thank you to the ones who voted), and nobody is using any 32 bits builds any more (I assume that in over 36 days, anyone using a 32 bits build would have voted to keep their old hardware running the viewer in the close future)...

So, I decided that the v1.28.0 branch of the viewer will be the last 32 bits compatible branch.

The new experimental v1.28.1 branch published today has the 32 bits compatibility stuff removed. Its build system prerequisite was also raised to a fully C++14 compliant compiler (which excludes all gcc branches before v5 and all MSVC branches before an up-to-date VS2017).

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