Monday, May 31, 2010

Pre-release Firefox Windows 64-bit builds now available (testing purposes)

We started producing on Friday in an automated manner the 64 bit version of Firefox for Windows.

The purpose of automating these pre-release builds is to allow developers to do work for this architecture and for  testers to use the builds and be able to file bugs. Currently, we are producing these builds twice a day and upon request from developers.



If you go to:
NOTE if you want to run the builds and you don't have Visual Studio installed you should install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x64) to be able to start Firefox, otherwise, you will get a message saying that MSVCR100.dll cannot be found. Let me know if this works for you.

You also have to note that Flash is not yet available for Windows 64 bit builds (currently only available for Linux).

If you want to know what the big picture currently is you can visit this page:
https://wiki.mozilla.org/User:Armenzg/Win64

This was pre-announced last week in our mailing list and by Oduinn in his blog.


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