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carlos.macleod 08-23-2005 04:20 PM

When will official Slackware 64 bits comes ?
Hi all,

I would like to know if exists plains for 64 bits Slackware version (not slamd64)...

Sorry, my english is bad... :-)

AxXium 08-23-2005 04:48 PM

No, there is no plan. The Slackware development team (Patrick) is too small at present to handle an additional port, a port to 64bit processors.

Theta13579 08-24-2005 06:18 PM

This sounds like a job for a recompile. If you have the ballz and 64bit hardware for it.

username17 08-24-2005 06:24 PM

It wasn't mentioned, so I will.

This is 'unofficial' but works quite well for 64bit systems, it is currently based off of 10.1
Take a look, it may be what you need.


davidsrsb 08-25-2005 06:08 AM

Way to much software breaks in 64 bit compilation for now.

It's going to be interesting in the next few months to see how much software (mainly Windows I suspect) is not thread safe on SMP machines, as the Pentium D dual cores become cheap. These are about to be updated with the two AMD64 instructions Intel initially omitted.

Eternal_Newbie 08-25-2005 06:08 PM

I reckon it's quite possible that as SLAMD64 matures, it will get the nod from the Man, just like Slack/390 did. At least I hope so :)

davidsrsb 08-25-2005 08:20 PM

AMD64 instruction capability is going to be the default on new machines next year, but Slackware 386 is running on a lot of legacy boxes and will be for some time. I don't think that there will be many left less than PII (ie 686) by then though.

I don't think PK is the maintainer of the 390 port.

Eternal_Newbie 08-29-2005 06:57 AM


Originally posted by davidsrsb
I don't think PK is the maintainer of the 390 port. [/B]
No, but it does have his approval.

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