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Windows 7: Why there's no 64-bit Silverlight from Microsoft

19 Jan 2010   #11
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Kudos to DarkNovaGamer for giving me the heads up that there is a 64-bit version of the Java plugin from Sun Microsystems...


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19 Jan 2010   #12
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Wow that is pure laziness, and yes Adobe jas been guilty of this kind of laziness for years. Photoshop should have been the 64bit flagship product on Windows years ago (and it could have been) but is only NOW barely there, with everything else still 32...

As a developer I can guarantee you that the difference between making a piece of code 64bit or 32bit compatible and then compiling both versions is absolutely miniscule in comparison to an entire project. We're talking 2-3% of development time. Even back-porting 64bit into a 32bit only project is not that complex (though takes more time than making it right the first time).

MS has no excuse for this. Their OS is finally being installed in 64 bit by default by a lot of manufacturers and in droves by enthisiasts and now they themselves are dragging their heels. This is very dissapointing
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19 Jan 2010   #13
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
Wow that is pure laziness, and yes Adobe jas been guilty of this kind of laziness for years. Photoshop should have been the 64bit flagship product on Windows years ago (and it could have been) but is only NOW barely there, with everything else still 32...

As a developer I can guarantee you that the difference between making a piece of code 64bit or 32bit compatible and then compiling both versions is absolutely miniscule in comparison to an entire project. We're talking 2-3% of development time. Even back-porting 64bit into a 32bit only project is not that complex (though takes more time than making it right the first time).

MS has no excuse for this. Their OS is finally being installed in 64 bit by default by a lot of manufacturers and in droves by enthisiasts and now they themselves are dragging their heels. This is very dissapointing
+1 my good sir you are exactly correct and it is time for all these plug-in makers that are to lazy to get off their ass and just compile the 64-bit plug-ins to get it done
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19 Jan 2010   #14
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Kudos to DarkNovaGamer for giving me the heads up that there is a 64-bit version of the Java plugin from Sun Microsystems...
Nah, you already knew about it months ago.
Java on Windows 7 7048 64 bit

BTW, there is a new silverlight version available.
Silverlight 3.0.50106.0 released
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19 Jan 2010   #15
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Kudos to DarkNovaGamer for giving me the heads up that there is a 64-bit version of the Java plugin from Sun Microsystems...
Nah, you already knew about it months ago.
Java on Windows 7 7048 64 bit

BTW, there is a new silverlight version available.
Silverlight 3.0.50106.0 released
I admit...I tend to be forgetful

Thanks for refreshing my memory also Aaron
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19 Jan 2010   #16
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Kudos to DarkNovaGamer for giving me the heads up that there is a 64-bit version of the Java plugin from Sun Microsystems...
It's also mentioned in the article
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19 Jan 2010   #17
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
BTW, there is a new silverlight version available.
Silverlight 3.0.50106.0 released
As well as a new version of Shockwave - Adobe - Adobe Shockwave Player
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19 Jan 2010   #18
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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19 Jan 2010   #19
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

The part I love is going to Adobe and reasding this about Flash Player and the 64bit IE!

Quote:
TechNote

Flash Player support on 64-bit operating systems


Issue

Adobe Flash Player is not supported for playback in a 64-bit browser. However, you can run Flash Player in a 32-bit browser running on a 64-bit operating system.
And now for clincher!

Quote:
Reason

Adobe is working on Flash Player support for 64-bit platforms as part of our ongoing commitment to the cross-platform compatibility of Flash Player. We expect to provide native support for 64-bit platforms in an upcoming release of Flash Player following the release of Flash Player 10.1.

Note: To participate in pre-release testing of 64-bit Flash Players see Adobe Labs.
Flash Player support on 64-bit operating systems

Their "Solution" is simply running the 32bit browser on the 64bit OS.

As far as the Adobe Shockwave Player I end up with

Quote:
Solution

This dialog appears because Adobe Shockwave 11.5 is a 32-bit application, and OS X 10.6 is a 64-bit operating system.
When arriving at http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/512/cpsid_51273.html while in the 64bit IE here.
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19 Jan 2010   #20
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Their "Solution" is simply running the 32bit browser on the 64bit OS.
Dear lord.. they.. they are brilliant!!!!!
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