[vlc-devel] MacOS X 32-bit and 64-bit

Felix Paul Kühne fkuehne.videolan at googlemail.com
Mon Jun 22 17:30:22 CEST 2009

Am 19.06.2009 um 23:59 schrieb Andre-John Mas:

> On 19-Jun-2009, at 17:46, Derk-Jan Hartman wrote:
>> On 19 jun 2009, at 02:29, Andre-John Mas wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I see there are now 32-bit and 64-bit builds of VLC for Intel. The  
>>> 64-bit build seems to work fine on my MacOS X 10.5.7, though the  
>>> question is what should we be recommending users on Core 2 Duo  
>>> machines to use? Are we confident with the relative stability of  
>>> the 64-bit version to the 32-bit version?
>>> André-John
>> We have decided that even though we will make them available on the  
>> server, we likely will not advertise the 64bit version when we  
>> release 1.0.0. It really is still quite Experimental. The 64bit  
>> version is more our work in progress towards Snow Leopard, where it  
>> can really show it's power (no need to reload the half the OS in  
>> 64bit mode, which VLC 64bit will do on 10.5)
> Do you want us to open tickets for anything that appears to be 64- 
> bit related issues?

Sure. Just note that the following is already known:

- missing SDL and Goom2k4 support
- crashes on Quit when using Leopard
- no Quartztext renderer available, but freetype only
- not constantly reproducible crashes on Leopard when browsing files  
with the simple open files panel

Best regards,


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