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Thread: Who whant to do the 64 bit port of geos ?

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    Default Who whant to do the 64 bit port of geos ?


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    Turning tightly written 16-bit assembler into a 64-bit port seems like more work than starting a fresh code base.

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    The 1980's called, they want their OS back. Jk.
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    I'll agree that it's a mighty effort, but to what end? Are there 64-bit applications written for GEOS?

    Would it be preferable to recode GEOS (if it hasn't been done already) in C so as to re-host it on a variety of hardware platforms? I'm not even sure of that, for what it's worth.

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    I'll do the 72 bit port if someone donates me a couple of 36 bit machines.

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    I was just joking about the 64 bit port .
    But maybe something interesting can get out of this ?.
    Look to be much better than GEM that is also open source, but the project have been dead for several years.
    I like to try how it look on EGA and CGA seems to support quite a lot of video cards.

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