Why have two Windows releases?

Asked by Kyran Jackson on 2011-02-16

Is there any technical reason why 32bit and 64bit binaries are shipped in different packages? Wouldn't it be simpler to have both binaries in a single package?

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Pali (pali) said : #1

I think that you meen Windows binaries...

I do not know why we can have one single package with 32bit and 64bit version. For compiling 32bit version is needed 32bit compiler and for 64bit version is needed 64bit compiler. All distros and application has separated architecture depends files into more packages.

When you downloading you can choose which version you want.

Kyran Jackson (erstmap) said : #2

What I meant to ask was why not just have one installer with both 32 and 64bit binaries? That way you only need to distribute one package.

Pali (pali) said : #3

If you want to install 32 and 64 bit version together (for debug/testing reason) you need two separated installers. Our installers does not support this hybrid method. It is not simple to write Wargus/Stargus installer dependences on correct version of Stratagus.

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