Version without reference to 32-bit libraries planned?

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Version without reference to 32-bit libraries planned?

Post by wtxmaker » Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:13 pm

Hi,

the ".rpm archive for RPM-based 64-bit systems" requests two dozen 32-bit libraries. It's not what I would expect from an application for a 64-bit system. Will there be a release of Softmaker Office without any reference to 32-bit libraries?

-W.

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Re: Version without reference to 32-bit libraries planned?

Post by martin-k » Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:15 pm

SoftMaker Office is 32-bit software. The 64-bit RPM is only designed to automatically satisfy its dependencies on 64-bit systems.

We have just started working on the port to 64 bit, but there is no timeframe when this will be finished.
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Re: Version without reference to 32-bit libraries planned?

Post by tlmiller » Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:49 am

2 questions:

1. I'm guessing once the port is complete it'll be for all versions (.rpm, .deb, and .tgz)? I ask because I use Debian, Fedora and Mageia with Softmaker office.
2. Is it likely the port will be done for v2016, or will it be the next version (whatever that happens to be)?

Definitely would love to see the native 64-bit, especially with pc's often having 8+ GB nowadays, I dare say performance will have a chance of improving rather nicely (not that it performs badly now, but it can ALWAYS be improved, especially on my aging desktop).

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Re: Version without reference to 32-bit libraries planned?

Post by Jim-J » Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:47 am

Hello,

it is much too early to answer questions about the 64bit version of SoftMaker Office. Our developers just started to work on it.
As soon as we know more, we will inform our customers. But this will take some time.
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Re: Version without reference to 32-bit libraries planned?

Post by GRH » Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:20 pm

Jim, thanks for your answer and I understand your position.

However, after using the Linux version of Textmaker/Planmaker since 2002, I'm currently forced to jump ship because I'm now on a 64 bit Linux system without the 32 bit libraries.

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Re: Version without reference to 32-bit libraries planned?

Post by kgha » Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:06 pm

As GRH writes, the Softmaker team's position is understandable. However, 64bit Linux distros are becoming more and more common. Even if many of us (I among them) have no particular need for the peformance improvement but are perfectly happy running 32 bit systems, maintenance of 32 bit program versions can no longer be taken for granted (Google Chrome is one example which also affects Chromium users).
So when developing the next SM version (SM2018?), 64 bit should definitely be a top priority.

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Re: Version without reference to 32-bit libraries planned?

Post by martin-k » Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:11 pm

64 bit is definitely a priority for us. Can't say how long it will take to do the port, some initial successes are already visible. But it could very well be the 2018 issue of SoftMaker Office that comes with 64 bits.
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Re: Version without reference to 32-bit libraries planned?

Post by mrb » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:18 am

When installing SM office 2016 64-bit on Mageia (5) from the rpM, it gives the 32-bit version of SM office as a dependency. Would it make equally good sense just to install the 32-bit version of SM office, if the the 64-bit version in fact is 32-bit? Or will this give problems? Thanks.

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Re: Version without reference to 32-bit libraries planned?

Post by martin-k » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:27 am

mrb wrote:When installing SM office 2016 64-bit on Mageia (5) from the rpM, it gives the 32-bit version of SM office as a dependency. Would it make equally good sense just to install the 32-bit version of SM office, if the the 64-bit version in fact is 32-bit? Or will this give problems? Thanks.
See my comment 2:
SoftMaker Office is 32-bit software. The 64-bit RPM is only designed to automatically satisfy its dependencies on 64-bit systems.
You can install the 32-bit RPM instead, but then you must manually install the 32-bit libraries it needs. The 64-bit RPM does that for you.
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