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Re: windows 32-bit builds


Based on this poll:
there really have been some 32bit KiCad users. What do the download
statistics say?

The situation will change considerably when Win7 support will end. Most of
the 32bit installations have probably been Win7.

Eeli Kaikkonen

ke 27. marrask. 2019 klo 20.37 Mark Roszko (mark.roszko@xxxxxxxxx)

> Just throwing it out there.
> Is there any point in continuing 32-bit builds for Windows? 64-bit has
> been the default arch for over a decade on Windows now. Linux distros are
> in the process of purging 32-bit. macOS threw 32-bit into a deep dark hole
> this year.
> Pros:
> 1. Don't need to package twice
> 2. Reduced bug footprint, in case there are 32-bit vs 64-bit variances
> 3. Potentially some tiny performance improvements
> Cons:
> 1. Somebody out there is using a Window 32-bit install in the year 2019
> and they'll be affected.
> --
> Mark
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