Re: AMD64 show stoppers
On Wed, 17 Jan 2007 02:50:07 +0100, Karl Schmidt wrote:
> First on the list is the java browser pluging - the black down java
> sort-of-works(tm) (not a Debian package)
BS. The Sun JVM 1.5 exists in the AMD64 flavour. You just have to use
java-package to create a deb for your distro, if you need it so badly.
jack@nostromo:~$ apt-cache show sun-j2re1.5
This package has been automatically created with java-package (0.27).
> Next is flash - you can sort of workaround it by using switftfox (comes
> with bugs)(not a Debian package)
As others have said, it's a plus. I have used a ppc machine as my desktop
for years, and look at me, I am still alive.
In any case, you can use 32bit binaries if you really need them.
> But the biggest problem for me is that there isn't a AMD64 nvu package.
I'd have understood if you said Dreamweaver, but AFAIK what nvu does
(did?) is achievable with any text editor.
Etch will be a very good desktop system, since what you're listing are
common AMD64 characteristics. It's not like Debian is excluding packages.
Best Regards, Jack
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