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Post Posted September 10th, 2008, 3:22 am

I'm in the process of switching over to Vista 64 bit, and trying to use 64 bit applications where possible.

Now I believe that there isn't an official 64 bit version of FF 3, apart from what are available here:

http://wiki.mozilla-x86-64.com/Download

Has anyone tried any of these? Would I notice a difference in using standard FF 3.0 32 and 64 bit? The same applies for Thunderbird. Or is there perhaps an official nightly build of FF 3.x which is 64 bit?

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Post Posted September 10th, 2008, 3:51 pm

There are no releases or nightly builds of 64 bit Firefox for Windows from Mozilla as the earliest release to likely have 64-bit versions is Firefox 4.0. The only option you have is either roll your own or use a third-party build. The link you have is Not an official Mozilla site as they are unofficial third-party builds.

There are 64-bit Linux builds on the unstable Trunk nightlies however these are not officially supported as they are mostly to verify that they don't break compilation on x86-64, since it's possible to break x86-64 without breaking x86. The daily update .mars for these were not intended as they were just lazy to go about turning that off after a server change or such.

A list of Official Mozilla domains can be found at http://wiki.mozilla.org/Over_100_domains

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Post Posted September 10th, 2008, 10:51 pm

Thanks James.

I do know that my link is not an official Mozilla site, but was wondering if anybody has actually tried the unofficial third-party builds. If yes, how it compares to official Firefox on a 64 bit OS

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Post Posted September 10th, 2008, 11:30 pm

Most people won't even consider 64-bit builds because they require 64-bit plugins, and these don't exist (particularly flash).

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Post Posted December 19th, 2008, 5:33 am

sysKin wrote:Most people won't even consider 64-bit builds because they require 64-bit plugins, and these don't exist (particularly flash).

http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html = 64-bit Flash Plugin for Linux
http://download.java.net/jdk6/ = This JDK release has 64-bit plugin

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Post Posted December 19th, 2008, 5:49 am

Both of these are tests plugins, so use them at your own risks. More, the Original Poster was using Windows and the Flash plugin is Linux-only. That won't help him to solve his problem.

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Post Posted December 19th, 2008, 7:24 am

And to make things worse, the x64 builds of java actually DON'T have a 64-bit plugin. Only the VM is 64 bit, plugin is 32 bit.

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Post Posted December 19th, 2008, 7:32 am

sysKin wrote:And to make things worse, the x64 builds of java actually DON'T have a 64-bit plugin. Only the VM is 64 bit, plugin is 32 bit.
and whats this?
http://www.java.net/download/jdk6/6u12/promoted/b02/binaries/jre-6u12-ea-bin-b02-linux-amd64-08_dec_2008.bin

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Post Posted December 19th, 2008, 7:56 am

Please do not post direct links to executable.

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Post Posted April 21st, 2009, 9:32 pm

Any idea on the timeframe for an official 64-bit Firefox?

(This from someone wondering if 16-bit PSP would still run on Vista-64.)
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Post Posted April 21st, 2009, 11:22 pm

SWAG is at least two to four years away
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Post Posted April 22nd, 2009, 8:36 am

Well, in that case I doubt 64-bit addons are going to be out anytime soon, either. Guess it's the old 32-bit for me for a while. (I take it SWAG is the 'codename'?
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Post Posted April 22nd, 2009, 2:14 pm

SWAG?
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Post Posted April 22nd, 2009, 2:34 pm

Scientific Wild Ass Guess.

Of course it could also mean many other things... http://www.abbreviations.com/SWAG

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Post Posted April 23rd, 2009, 9:44 pm

Damn, I wonder what the hold up is.

Most modern CPUs have been 64-bit for a while now, I believe? And OS X has been around for a while, and WinXP was released in both 32 and 64 if not mistaken. So CPU and OS have been covered.

Is it mostly a question of plugins, then?

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