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Re: [opensuse-factory] java plugins for 32- or 64-bit seamonkey?
  • From: Wolfgang Rosenauer <stark@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 5 May 2006 08:49:01 +0200
  • Message-id: <20060505064901.GA21553@xxxxxxx>
On 2006-05-05 at 08:41:15 +0200, Ulrich Windl wrote (shortened):

> > Correct. And this is expected since we don't have a x86-64
> > Java/Flash/Adobe Reader plugin.
>
> Wouldn't it be preferrable to ship/install a 32bit executable of the browser for
> archs that support running 32 and 64 bit binaries? I mean: Who needs 64 bit in a
> browser? Or some intermediate 64-bit stub that does an exec to a 32 bit program
> (Actually I don't know whow the plugin mechanism works)

The plugin mechanism doesn't allow such a workaround at the moment
unfortunately.

The 32bit workaround is already done for Firefox but wasn't possible
easily in the past for mozilla since many applications used libraries
from the mozilla installation.

It would have been possible with SeaMonkey though since it isn't an
integral part anymore for other applications.

If you think that's useful (I agree at the moment) to ship SeaMonkey in
32bit version on x86-64 please file a bugreport as enhancement.
(But the three examples from above should really be solved from their
vendors!)


Wolfgang

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