Thank you for 32-bit Linux builds

Support and discussions for the x86/x64 Linux version of Pale Moon.

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Thank you for 32-bit Linux builds

Postby AlexC » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:59 am

I just wanted to say thanks for continuing 32-bit Linux builds. I'm running a somewhat antique version of Puppy Linux (heavily modified and updated) on a similarly antique (and modified/updated) Core2Duo laptop. Pale Moon runs beautifully on here.

Amongst all the bug reports and issues in this forum, please be aware that there are many of us very happy that this browser is available, especially for somewhat older machines. Keep up the good work.

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Re: Thank you for 32-bit Linux builds

Postby adesh » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:49 pm

I'll also put my sentiments here. I also own a 10 year old laptop and Pale Moon performs better than the other browsers on it. When most of the software industry is trying to run away from 32-bit like it never happened, and calling it baggage, it's good to see Pale Moon providing solid support for the older architecture. When I requested for 32-bit unstable builds, the team honored it; since then community member Walter Dnes is happily providing Linux builds to test. I hope this support will continue for "long enough".
I use Arch Linux - they are dropping i686 support after next month. I do not want the same to happen to Pale Moon.

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Re: Thank you for 32-bit Linux builds

Postby FlexPM » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:38 pm

So let me plz affiliate to thank for that matter too! PM-32 running beautifully here on Q4OS Orion.

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Re: Thank you for 32-bit Linux builds

Postby SfdudePM » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:08 am

+1 !!!
Thank you Moonchild, Trava90
and the whole PM Team
for keeping the 32-BIT version
of the great (greatest?) Pale Moon browser.

All our PCs in our installation
AND all client PCs
run Linux 32-BIT
just fine.
(no need, plans, hardware or budget to upgrade to 64-bits...).

And we know as a fact,
that there are millions of PCs like ours,
being used around the world...

So, bravo for keeping the 32-BITS Pale Moon!. :thumbup: :clap:

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32-BITS

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Re: Thank you for 32-bit Linux builds

Postby Walter Dnes » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:13 am

There's an article on DistroWatch http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20171009#opinion about the issue of 32-bit linux (or lack thereof). It makes the point that there are still some scenarios where 32-bit linux makes sense, especially on older machines, and even newer low-memory machines.

NetBSD from version 6.0 https://www.netbsd.org/releases/formal-6/NetBSD-6.0.html supports 64-bit time_t on 32-bit systems, so it should be possible on other posix OS's, like linux. In plain English, recompiled software will run OK on a 32-bit system after January 2038. There is still hope. Work is ongoing for linux https://lwn.net/Articles/643234/


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