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Old 08-14-2006, 02:03 PM   #1
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Has Pat ever gone "on the record" about x86 64-bit support?

Has Patrick ever explicitly expressed his opinion about an "official" version of 64-bit Slackware?
Old 08-15-2006, 09:58 AM   #2
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Not sure if he has but there is a x86_64 slackware version. is the only one I know of that is close.
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Not sure if he has but there is a x86_64 slackware version. is the only one I know of that is close.
I was more curious if he had said he wasn't going to do one flat-out, or whether it was an issue of time, not having the machine, not having the need, etc.
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It is almost certainly a combination of all of those.

Even if somebody donated the 64 bit machine to him, he doesn't have the time to maintain x86 and x86_64 versions.

If anything, he would likely name Slamd64 as an official port, and work with them to maintain the quality he strives for in the mainline distribution.


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