[PD] 32-bit or 64-bit xp for PD?

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Tue Apr 15 20:54:31 CEST 2008

If you are willing to do a bit of work on finishing up the 64-bit  
support, I highly recommend you get a 64-bit OS.  But keep in mind  
then you will have to fix things, and there will be bugs.  But the  
core of Pd should work fine now with 64-bit, that's been supported  
for a bit.  The problems will mostly be with externals.

Basically, 64-bit support is very close to being production ready, we  
just need some people willing to do the last testing and fixes.


On Apr 15, 2008, at 9:02 AM, Mika Ristimäki wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm sure this has been asked before, but searching the archives I
> couldn't quite get the answer I was looking for. I am getting a new
> desktop computer and my options for OS are 32-bit or 64-bit XP or
> 64-bit Vista. Sadly no Linux, so I have to cope with Windows. The CPU
> will be Quad-core Intel Xenon 5450.
> So my question is what OS (from my options) should I choose for PD. I
> use PD for audio algorithm research and testing so I also write lot of
> externals. I suppose that with 64-bit OS it is possible to compile
> compatible code for 32-bit OSs. What are the main advantages and
> disvantages in running PD in 64-bit XP. How about running 32-bit XP in
> the processor that has 64-bit architecture?
> Thanks for all the help...
> -Mika
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