i386 or AMD64?

Sean McNeil sean at mcneil.com
Wed Sep 29 10:35:33 PDT 2004

On Wed, 2004-09-29 at 02:43, Oliver Fromme wrote:
> Sean McNeil <sean at mcneil.com> wrote:
>  > 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.
> Can't you just use the Linux binary of the browser and then
> use the Linux java support?  That's what I do on i386, so I
> can use all the Linux plugins etc.  (I don't have an amd64
> machine, so I can't  say for sure, but it _should_ work
> there as well.)

Yes, I could do that.  If the linux pluginwrapper worked for amd64 that
would be another option.  My desire is to run everything native,
though.  To that end I would like to get a native java VM.

> (Personally I'm using Opera for which a FreeBSD/i386 binary
> exists, but the Linux binary has been proven to be more
> stable in my environment anyway.)
> Best regards
>    Oliver
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