[Live-demo] OSGeo live DVD (6.0)

maplabs at light42.com maplabs at light42.com
Thu Sep 13 20:15:46 PDT 2012

I see Hamish making good points here and tend to agree

On Thu, 13 Sep 2012 18:53:18 -0700 (PDT), Hamish <hamish_b at yahoo.com> wrote:
> fwiw, in general I'd suppose a special 64 bit build is not worth
> the effort. 
> my main question is why is it needed?
> for the minor performance boost from increased access to
> registers? (erm, remember you're working over usb2 or cdrom ...)
> or is anyone planning to use the live(demo)dvd with multigigabyte
> datasets?
> if not, what's the use except for bragging rights that this one
> does 64bits?
> I guess the main ones are people installing from the disk to a
> hard drive to use as their everyday system, and >4gb RAM used as
> disk cache is a nice place to be. 
> Anyway, there are many prebuilt wgets for 32 binaries, I'd
> hope they'd all work on a 64bit system, but I can't guarantee
> that all the needed shared libraries will still be there and
> where they expect them to be. Probably we'd have to install all
> the 32bit compatibility libraries too, which may be a bit of a
> drain on the disc space. 
> 2c,
> Hamish
> ps- java projects looking to make themselves into .debs might
> have a look at JOSM. I can't speak to the quality of the packaging
> or the approach, only that it is java, it is geospatial, and it
> is in debian & ubuntu already. 
> ______

Brian Hamlin
OSGeo California Chapter

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