32 or 64??

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Mon Feb 1 19:01:12 UTC 2010

On 1 February 2010 14:17, Chris Jones <jonesc at hep.phy.cam.ac.uk> 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' ?

Yes, I install those packages that the developers are willing to call a release.

> 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.

I agree that Adobe is being overly cautious or slow. I am not a
software engineer, I do not take upon myself to override their
decisions and better judgement.

> 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.

You men that thing? You're braver than I thought.

> I have absolutely no problem recommending the 64 bit version to all
> newcomers that have 64 bit capable machines.

Here we differ. When you will learn to accept that not the whole world
shares your point of view, you will have less pointless arguments like
this one. The only reason that I continue is KDE hasn't finished

Dotan Cohen


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