Re: 64-bit transition deadline (Re: Etch in the hands of the Stable Release Managers)
On Tue, Apr 10, 2007 at 04:36:06PM +0100, Luis Matos wrote:
> Maybe software vendors will look at linux for more power for less
> hardware, using 64 bit solution.
> Talking about CAD and CAM, for example, they need too much of power,
> even if machines are currently enought.
> Having linux to complete use 64 bit solutions may open a door for
> software vendors to built their applications on linux.
> 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.
> CATIA has unix versions ... i don't really know if they will ever have
> linux versions.
Who knows. Given they probably have to do extensive testing to cerfity
a platform with specific hardware and drivers and everything else with
specific versions, it may simply not be feasable to do that for linux,
at least not at this time.