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

Cesare Marilungo cesare at poeticstudios.com
Mon Jun 18 16:31:22 EDT 2007

Ken Restivo wrote:
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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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Hi Ken,

just my two cents:

Since two years ago, I'm using a 32bit distro (Slackware) for everyday 
use and for audio works and a 64bit distro in which I boot exclusively 
when I need to work with those applications that are optimized to work 
at 64bit and if the performance gain is enough to bother rebooting.



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