(2014-05-09 15:43)Memphiz Wrote: Yes the burdon on battery might exist or not. But the burdon on x86_64 is a PAIN IN THE F**** ASS. We already learned that the hard way on osx 64bit. The support is just doubled because we not only need to poke for debug logs each time but also make the user try the other build aswell and report back (and in this case it is even harder because on a 64bit system the 32bit build won't do hw decode - and the other way around the build will crash or not even start).
As long as there are not more permanent ios devs in our boat (which is just not the case - we only have some short runners which already vanished in the background) it is a really tough decision.
Haha I do agree about the issues that would happen if you released a 64 bit build side by side with 32 bit.
As I said, I'm content with the unofficial 64 bit build from linusyang at the moment.
For now and in the short future I see no reason to introduce an official 64 bit build. The unofficial build hopefully isn't too hard to find for people that want it
I guess in the long term, when 32 bit iDevices aren't purchasable via Apple anymore, then it might be worth changing something, but that's a long way of yet and who knows where XBMC will be then