XBMC 11.0 Eden: Beta available now - Printable Version
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- Dragonlance - 2012-01-21 20:06
How many bottles of beer do u have left?
- fional - 2012-01-21 20:42
pumkinut Wrote:Why do you think you need a 64b version? Seriously, why? If it's running fine with a 32b executable, it's not going to run any better in 64b. If it's not using all available RAM via a 32b executable, it's not going to use any more in 64b mode.
The OP wasn't, as far as I could see, making demands - he was asking and it doesn't even seem that strange of a question.
pumkinut Wrote:The fact that you loaded your PC with more RAM than XBMC can effectively use is your problem.
That's pretty rude. You're seem as if he filled his machine with extra RAM to spite you and your unborn.
- agarg - 2012-01-21 22:28
Dragonlance Wrote:How many bottles of beer do u have left?
Dragon - All of them are still here and I am looking at them with greed. Only if someone would confirm that my process is safe, I could venture into 11>0 Eden testing. I love my XBMC Dharma way too much and am totally salvishly devoted to it!!!
- Dragonlance - 2012-01-21 22:55
Hold on and wait for a major release of Eden.
And don't forget to keep the beer iced
- agarg - 2012-01-21 23:59
Dragonlance Wrote:Hold on and wait for a major release of Eden.
Thanks Dragon. Let me finish these and will get another load when next version of eden is released. Cheers to all the stars of XBMC.
- pumkinut - 2012-01-22 00:08
fional Wrote:The OP wasn't, as far as I could see, making demands - he was asking and it doesn't even seem that strange of a question.No, people ask about 64 bit software because they think "I've got 64 bits!!!!111one", without ever realizing what it actually means or the fact that just because software isn't available as a 64 bit executable really doesn't mean anything performance-wise.
The poster asking about it stated that he has 8GB of RAM and wants XBMC to be able to use it without every really thinking about the fact that XBMC doesn't need that much memory, nor would XBMC's performance actually improve by having a 64b executable. The poster seems to think that a 64b version of XBMC would somehow be "better". That's a mistaken assumption.
- VonMagnum - 2012-01-22 01:49
Actually, some of the newer CPUs do have some small performance advantage due to their architecture/design when utilizing 64-bit operations internally compared to 32-bit word lengths and thus it's not entirely absurd to want 64-bit versions of programs on these machines.
I can also see how something like XBMC could utilize huge amounts of memory for buffering applications (smooth fast/reverse scanning, instant icon menus that just 'appear' instead of loading, etc.) if one doesn't mind sacrificing resources for speed (probably prudent on a largely single-tasking home theater PC). I doubt XBMC would bother to support such things, but it probably could if someone wanted it to. I keep hoping for such trivial basic features as video tag support, so I wouldn't get my hopes too high.
Regardless, I too find curt responses irritating. People don't need to be rude regardless of how true something may or may not be.
- intertan - 2012-01-22 04:12
looks like beta 2 is released
- PatK - 2012-01-22 05:23
intertan Wrote:looks like beta 2 is releasedWhere? I'm still seeing pre-eden nighties Dec 11 http://mirrors.xbmc.org/nightlies/win32/
- intertan - 2012-01-22 05:29
PatK Wrote:Where? I'm still seeing pre-eden nighties Dec 11 http://mirrors.xbmc.org/nightlies/win32/http://mirrors.xbmc.org/releases/win32/