[chuck-users] ChucK on 64-bit Linux, bad news

Ken Restivo ken at restivo.org
Mon Jun 18 13:03:20 EDT 2007

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Alas, the hack I was going to do will not work, and ChucK is out of the picture for me until the ChucK developers are able to make it 64-bit clean.

I was planning to build JACK in 64-bit and 32-bit versions and then build ChucK in 32-bit mode and link it against the 32-bit versions of the libraries, and thus have ChucK use 32-bit libraries to converse with the JACK server and all the other 64-bit softsynths and audio applications.

But I have been told by one of the JACK developers that this would not work anyway, because you can't have 32-bit and 64-bit apps conversing with the same JACK server.  There are pointer-size fixes they could do to enable this, but not too many people clamoring for it, so it's low priority.

I'm told that it is possible to run ChucK on a 64-bit Linux system, by turning it into a 32-bit system: one would have to build an entire 32-bit chroot environment, including *all* audio apps, and run *all* the audio apps, and JACK itself, in 32-bit mode. I ain't going there.

Cool language, though. I'll revisit it a couple years from now, and see how it's progressed.

- -ken
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