Phasing out 32-bit Basilisk

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Phasing out 32-bit Basilisk

Post by Moonchild » 2020-10-09, 09:58

Hey everyone. An important announcement here for people using 32-bit Basilisk versions.

As the title says, I'll be phasing out 32-bit Basilisk versions for Windows.

Judging by statistics for updates, very few people are using Basilisk on 32-bit systems (just over 2%) and the fact is that Basilisk has the most features compiled for the modern web which pretty much require 64-bit memory addressing to work properly.
The current plan is to release one more update for 32-bit later this year that won't have the internal updater in it any more, and won't be checking for application updates (as there will be none in the future). If you are currently using 32-bit Basilisk on a 64-bit system (which seems to be the case for at least a number of people on Windows 10 x64) then I recommend you switch over to using the 64-bit version of the browser ahead of time to prevent interruptions in security updates.

Thanks for understanding.
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Re: Phasing out 32-bit Basilisk

Post by Tharthan » 2020-10-09, 22:49

Can one switch over from 32-bit Basilisk to 64-bit while keeping the same profile, add-ons, etc.?

If so, how would one go about doing that?
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Re: Phasing out 32-bit Basilisk

Post by Moonchild » 2020-10-09, 23:37

Simple: uninstall Basilisk 32-bit from Programs and Features; then install Basilisk 64-bit with the downloaded 64-bit installer.
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Re: Phasing out 32-bit Basilisk

Post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2020-10-09, 23:55

Make sure you don't delete your data during uninstall.
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Re: Phasing out 32-bit Basilisk

Post by Tharthan » 2020-10-10, 01:51

Thanks to you both.

Have you considered putting an indication on the download page to notify new users that the 32-bit version is being phased out?
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Re: Phasing out 32-bit Basilisk

Post by Moonchild » 2020-10-10, 08:09

New Tobin Paradigm wrote:
2020-10-09, 23:55
Make sure you don't delete your data during uninstall.
That's not an option in the uninstaller for Basilisk.
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Re: Phasing out 32-bit Basilisk

Post by Moonchild » 2020-10-10, 08:10

Tharthan wrote:
2020-10-10, 01:51
Have you considered putting an indication on the download page
Yes I have, I just haven't gotten around to it yet.
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Re: Phasing out 32-bit Basilisk

Post by UCyborg » 2020-10-17, 09:08

That's a bummer. I still prefer 32-bit flavor as it doesn't gobble up RAM as fast.

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Re: Phasing out 32-bit Basilisk

Post by Moonchild » 2020-10-17, 09:10

Download more RAM. ;-)
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