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Re: No context menus on Vista

From: Stefan KŁng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 21:01:27 +0100

Simon Large wrote:
> On 12/03/2008, Stefan KŁng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> Sanjay Pujare wrote:
>> > Hi Stefan,
>>
>> Please post all answers to the mailing list, not individual persons who
>> answer your questions on the list: others might be interested in your
>> answer too.
>>
>> > Sorry I didn't know my emails were really going to a
>> > newsgroup/mailing list. I just clicked the "report a bug" button on
>> > the tortoiseSVN web site. Anyway thanks for the email. Most probably
>> > the 64-bit thing is the issue. I didn't even suspect that the machine
>> > I was dealing with was really a 64-bit machine (HP pavilion dv9000
>> > that looks exactly like a dv6000 but have different processors).
>>
>> FYI: it isn't really an issue of the processor you're using but what
>> type of Vista OS you've installed. All modern processors support the
>> AMD64 extensions and can therefore run x64 OS.
>>
>> > A request for the installer: can it check the 64-bit and abort with
>> > an error?
>>
>> Not a good idea: to get the TSVN extension working in file-open/save
>> dialogs in your other applications (which most are still 32-bit) you
>> need the 32-bit TSVN installed too. So on x64 OS, most users have *both*
>> versions installed.
>
> Am I right in assuming that it is only the shellex that needs to be
> available in both 32 and 64 bit flavours? Can the 64 bit installer
> include both 64 and 32 bit shellexes and just the 64 bit version of
> the apps?

Not just the 32-bit shell dll, but all the 32-bit dlls the shell dll
depends on too (C-runtime, MFC, ...).

So, it's just easier to let users install both versions of TSVN
themselves, *iff* they want the features also in the file-open/save dialogs.

Stefan

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