32 or 64??

anubis darthanubis at gmail.com
Mon Feb 1 12:24:11 UTC 2010


On Mon, 2010-02-01 at 12:17 +0000, Chris Jones wrote:
> > The problem with this analysis is it assumes that the 64 bit Flash
> > plugin was actually released, which it wasn't.
> 
> The problem with the 'alpha' 'beta' or 'stable' tags is there are 
> absolutely no guidelines or criteria that have to be meet in order to 
> use them. It is completely up to the developer to decide. There are 
> plenty of packages out there that effectively don't have a beta or alpha 
> phase, and more or less go straight to 'release', but have frequent bug 
> fixes. Do you install these just because the developers in question say 
> they are ready and 'released' ?
> 
> In this case Abode is doing the opposite, being extremely cautious (or 
> slow, depending on your point of view). Its still in what they call 
> 'beta', but is better in terms of stability in the real world, then a 
> lot of so called stable code.
> 
> So yes, I don't care nor do I think it matters what tags Abode gives it. 
> It works as well as the 32 bit plugin, so should IMO be regarded as 
> stable, regardless of what Abode calls give it.
> 
> I have absolutely no problem recommending the 64 bit version to all 
> newcomers that have 64 bit capable machines.
> 
> cheers Chris
> 
> 

Although this fell on deaf ears, BRAVO!
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