How long will 64bit Ubuntu users have to wait?

Stephan Hermann sh at
Tue Sep 26 21:07:49 BST 2006


On Saturday 09 September 2006 16:38, Kilz _ wrote:
> Hi Developers
> I love Ubuntu, I have it as my main desktop. I also use it as a server. I
> am also active on the forums helping 64bit users and beginners where I can.
> I have written howto's on how to install 32bit firefox with plugins, and
> wine to 64bit.
> I have asked this question a few times. Now I'm asking it here. How much
> longer will 64bit systems users be second class citizens? 

As I'm the one who is porting the wine-hq packages (made by Scott Ritchie) to 
Ubuntu (Universe) I can tell you, that wine on 64bit (real 64bit) will not 
hit Ubuntu soon, because of problems with compiling on 64bit (amd64/emt64) 

If you speak about 32bit packages for wine on 64bit systems, please feel free 
to jump in, and add some support for it to the latest edgy packages (or 
edgy+1 packages in future). I had a 64bit system once, I gave it away, so I 
can't test the functionality. I even have problems to test functionality of 
Wine on 32bit applications, because all important apps which could be run 
with wine are failing to run on wine. (e.g. german tax software).


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