Sniper wrote:Well, what is the direct answer guys? Is AdBlockPlus architecture independent, or there is a separate x64 build? Could we use it directly on FF x64, or we have to do some tricky workarounds in order to succeed? I thing that peoples are awaiting por a prompt, direct, obiective answer much more than many philosophical discussions on the topic. Thanks, Sniper.
Heaven forbid people actually read
Anyway I'll be pissed off if Firefox Aurora doesn't get Windows x64 builds once its version number is bumped to 8 (any day now, since Mozilla released Firefox 6, so Beta should move to 7 and Aurora to
, just as the current Firefox Nightly 8 is (and the new Nightly 9 should be) available for x64; Java has been 64-bit for nearly 2 years, Flash is coming aboard with the beta of version 11, and even a couple PDF readers are available (PDF-Xchange is, and with a simple patch, the lighter Sumatra PDF plugin can be compiled for x64).
For a bit more "philosophical"
cross-platform, like the numerous "IE Tab" extensions for both Firefox and Chrome, which use a plugin that embeds the WebBrowser control in such a way that it only works on 32-bit Windows builds (usually Win2K and higher, although the original IE Tab once supported Windows 98). It would be impossible to even port that extension outside Windows, because Internet Explorer does not run on those platforms without emulation or compatibility layers, while 64-bit applications on Windows x64 would require a distinct build (which I hope is provided as Firefox x64 comes out from the Nightly ghetto).
There's a buzzin' in my brain I really can't explain; I think about it before they make me go to bed.