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Re: 64-bit transition deadline (Re: Etch in the hands of the Stable Release Managers)

Most people and main developpers only know windows' tools for
development, that's for sure.

I am currently developping an industrial application for windows and
linux, because i forced the use of gtk (so i can develop and run it on
linux), but my boss is forcing me to only develop in and for windows,
because it is the OS that everybody uses ...
It doesn't matter if there is a dependence on windows, if there re other
better oeses ... many industrial tools are developped in visual
basic ... things like CNC software controlers.

Can linux and opensource OS compete with the facility to develop in

Ter, 2007-04-10 às 12:25 -0400, Matthias Julius escreveu:
> Luis Matos <gass@otiliamatos.ath.cx> writes:
> > Free cad implementations are too simple for use in some industrial
> > environments, when programs like CATIA or Solidorks, or inventor, Come
> > in Mind.
> > These programs are expensive and require power that can be better used
> > in 64 bit platform.
> 64bit Linux has been available since years.  Pro/E is available for
> 32bit RHEL only.  UGS NX was to be ported to Linux as well, but I
> couldn't find any information on their website.  It seems like you
> have to log in first and you have to be a customer for that.
> So why is nobody adopting 64bit Linux (or *BSD)?
> Autodesk will not even have a win64 port of Inventor with the upcoming
> release.  They do have one for AutoCAD.  I doubt Autodesk will ever
> port their software to Linux.  They are tied up with MS all over.
> Inventor requires MS Excell and it uses VBA.  Their data management
> system requires MS IIS and MS SQL Server.  They are just switching
> from OpenGL to DirectX...
> AFAIK it doesn't look much better for SolidWorks.
> Matthias

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