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Re: windows 32-bit builds
Technically Windows 10 has a 32-bit edition, and we specify we support all
of Windows 10. How long Microsoft keeps up a 32-bit release is anyone's
guess though. So we can't really cut out 32-bit releases yet (and I think
even JP still has a 32-bit machine he uses).
On Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 9:18 PM Eeli Kaikkonen <eeli.kaikkonen@xxxxxxxxx>
> 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.
>> 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
>> 1. Somebody out there is using a Window 32-bit install in the year 2019
>> and they'll be affected.
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