i386 or AMD64?
sean at mcneil.com
Tue Sep 28 14:25:35 PDT 2004
On Tue, 2004-09-28 at 12:47, Schnoopay wrote:
> I'm soon to be getting an Athlon64 and am debating whether to use the
> i386 or AMD64 versions of FreeBSD. I've been running -CURRENT (well, now
> RELENF_5) since 5.0 DP1 on my current system and don't mind the
> occasional issues that come with doing so. I am curious however what
> will and will not work in the AMD64 port. My main concerns are KDE,
> Mozilla, oggenc and similar desktop apps. I know most ports I use are
> known to be working, and I believe that Linux32 compatability is in a
> testing phase currently, anything else I should know before making the
> move? Is there a web page somewhere that lists what ports are known
> working/not working on AMD64?
My main system is an amd64 running -current. Everything works great:
gnome, kde, ogg encode/decode, etc. Linux32 compatibility is working as
well. I can even run java apps with Linux32. The only thing lacking
for me is native java so I can have java support in the browser and get
eclipse going. I've been playing with gcc/gcj attempting to get that
going, but so far no joy.
There might be a few additional ports that will not work under amd64,
but I personally use everything native amd64 (except java).
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