[chuck-users] small docs/web-page note

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Tue Mar 10 12:25:58 EDT 2009

   I am below a newbie in my use of ChucK so don't expect much from
me. I'm not a programmer, don't know much about C or ChucK itself.
However I can report that ChucK is running fine on my Gentoo 64-bit
system, but I got there in a special way. I built ChucK on my wife's
Gentoo 32-bit desktop and then simply copied the 32-bit executable
over to my 64-bit machine. It runs fine as far as I can tell. I've run
pretty much every demo file I can fine. No problems with any of them,
at least to a casual observer.

   I am careful to keep all of our Gentoo machines more or less in
sync with the same libraries, C compilers, etc., and I keep 32-bit
emulation libraries on my 64-bit machine for numerous reasons so this
might just be luck but there isn't any problem so far running ChucK on
64-bit here.

   Maybe a better statement would be that ChucK won't build on a
64-bit machine? I was unable to do that.


On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 8:56 PM, Ge Wang <ge at ccrma.stanford.edu> wrote:
> Hi Kassen!
> This is a very good idea - I will update the release page this week!
> Thanks and rock on!
> Best,
> Ge!
> ~~~
> Ge Wang
> Assistant Professor
> Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA)
> Stanford University
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> ~
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> On Sun, 8 Mar 2009, Kassen wrote:
>> Fellow ChucKists,
>> I'd like to suggest we note ChucK's inability to run on 64 bit platforms
>> on
>> the download page. I feel this limitation is under-documented,
>> particularly
>> compared to the relative availability of 64 bit processors and OS's
>> (especially Linux). This turns out to lead to confusion and
>> disappointment;
>> a single line on that page would save people the effort of downloading,
>> compiling, troubleshooting and finally posting to the list or forum. There
>> have -of course- been list topics on this limitation, as well as some
>> effort
>> to remidy it; most of us will be aware of that but this isn't clear to
>> potential new users who aren't -yet- on this list.
>> It's a very minor issue but IMHO it doesn't reflect well on us to not
>> point
>> this out.
>> Yours,
>> Kas.
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