[osgeo4w-dev] Proposal: starting 64 bit package tree

andrea antonello andrea.antonello at gmail.com
Mon Mar 5 04:09:22 EST 2012

Hi Alex,
I asked long time ago what would be necessary to get osgeo4w 64bit ready.
I do not remember what the answer was, but it was something that there
is no installer for that OS.

What you are proposing is to install in a parallel tree?

I can only speak from a java tribe point of view. I would be happy to
do so. At first thought we would some parts with native components and
others that are interpreted and therefore for both OS. So I assume
something should be done at installer level also? Just thinking loud.

Anyways I would be very happy to load a 64 bit Java environment and uDig.


On Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 9:08 PM, Alex Mandel <tech_dev at wildintellect.com> wrote:
> It seems to come up often in my discussions with Desktop users, 64 bit
> versions of QGIS and other major osgeo applications would be a great
> boon for power users. With most new workstations capable of 64 bit and
> many power users opting to install Win 7 64 bit (which is stable as
> compared to win xp 64 bit), I think we should start working towards
> providing binaries.
> Not only would it make users happy, but it would actually provide a
> competitive advantage over some other systems. Not being able to use the
> full 4-8 GB of ram common in GIS workstations is somewhat frustrating.
> I realize not everything in osgeo4w is available or ready for 64 bit,
> and 64 bit python can get messy due to lack of packages (but numpy is
> available). So my proposal is that we make a directory parallel to the
> current osgeo4w and either augment the current installer with an option
> to choose it or just have a separate setup.exe pretty much identical to
> the 32bit one currently and call it osgeo4w64. That way there's a place
> to at least start putting what packages are available into the system.
> I have 64 bit users/machines willing to test and might be able to get a
> dedicated build VM for 64 bit if needed.
> Thanks,
> Alex
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