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Re: Installing 32-bit TortoiseSVN on 64-bit Windows

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 20:21:11 +0100

On 16.12.2011 20:07, Jeff Payne wrote:
> Thanks all for your feedback - I'll definitely look into a couple of
> these options.
>
> Ultimately I think this feedback should go to the developers - the
> statement that there is no need to install the 32 bit version is
> indeed false. There are and will probably continue to be valid use
> cases that require the 32 bit version to run on 64 bit Windows.

There is no reason for having the 32-bit version on x64 Windows. Only
the shell extension dlls of the 32-bit version are installed
automatically, but that's all that's required.
And even that 32-bit dlls then start the x64 version of TortoiseSVN for
the UI stuff.

> I understand if the development team wants to say it isn't supported
> - that's a different statement with different reasons behind it. I
> just take issue with people saying "you don't want" when they really
> mean "you can't have".

No, seriously: you do not want the 32-bit version installed on an x64
Windows version. You only get into trouble.
What you "can't have" apparently is an x64 version of your issue tracker
plugin, but that's not our fault.

Stefan

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