[PD] who still needs Pd 32 bits for macOS and why?

Alexandre Torres Porres porres at gmail.com
Sat Feb 6 18:49:51 CET 2021

> in windows that's not a problem, it's common to have 64+32b software

So the newest system is 64 bits but can run 32 bits like macOS mojave and
earlier, right? Just wanna get it 100% straight. I guess that's the same
with Linux, therefore the greatest concern is with macs indeed

Em sáb., 6 de fev. de 2021 às 14:32, João Pais <jmmmpais at gmail.com>

> So y'all can also answer me why you need 32 builds of windows/linux, if it
>> has to do with externals only being available for 32 bits. Cause my main
>> concern is to upgrade "relevant" libraries. But I mentioned macOS cause
>> that's where I can really help most.
> We all know new macOS systems are 64 bits only. Now we have the new M1
> chips that I believe CANNOT run older systems. Therefore, 32 bits is
> deprecated!
> Now, I don't know what's the deal with PCs. I guess anyone can get any new
> PC computer and run Pd 32 bits if they want/need, right? I guess I need to
> ask: What's the deal with windows/linux? Do any of you suffer with 32 vs 64
> bits issues? Like needing a 64 bit system and not having 64 bit externals
> for Pd or whatever?
> in windows that's not a problem, it's common to have 64+32b software
> running. I doubt that any 32b hardware is still being produced, maybe
> there's some in the 2nd hand market (I also have 2 mac powerpcs at home,
> but don't use them, and probably it's not worth it to consider these
> relevant)
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