Re: Concerns about AMD64 port
Dan Shearer <email@example.com> writes:
> On Thu, Feb 05, 2004 at 09:52:37AM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> > At the present time, I have trouble on the Alpha with only two apps:
> > konqueror and openoffice. Konqueror may be a problem unrelated to
> > porting. OpenOffice is rumored to not be 64-bit clean right now, but
> > the OO.o people are apparently hard at work fixing this. Fixing it for
> > one arch should get it fixed for all.
> You are unlikely to ever see OOo on your Alpha. OpenOffice is not a
> portable application. It can be ported, but it is highly nonportable
> compared to most other free software applications. See
> http://www.linuxsa.org.au/mailing-list/2002-07/655.html for an old but
> still-valid set of comments.
Mozilla suffers from the same problem (needing vtable glue), but it
runs fine on Alpha. It's not really all that hard, since we only have
to support one compiler.