x86_64 support

With every new IDEA release the IDE becomes more coupled to the deployment architecture it seems.

Could JetBrains please provide 64bit versions of the shared libraries distributed in $IDEA_HOME/bin.

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We can't do that. Some of our libraries are designed for 32 architecture
and can't be compiled for 64-bit easily.

BTW. I tried both 64-bit version and 32-bit jvm + compatibility
libraries on 64-bit linux. Second variant rocks (less memory consumption).

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Dave Whitla wrote:

With every new IDEA release the IDE becomes more coupled to the deployment architecture it seems.

Could JetBrains please provide 64bit versions of the shared libraries distributed in $IDEA_HOME/bin.

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We can't do that. Some of our libraries are designed
for 32 architecture
and can't be compiled for 64-bit easily.


There are plenty of people who would be willing to help.
Perhaps you could explain exactly how your libraries are so tightly coupled to the architecture.

BTW. I tried both 64-bit version and 32-bit jvm +
compatibility
libraries on 64-bit linux. Second variant rocks (less
memory consumption).


I'm not sure what you mean. I've tried running the IDE using a 32bit JVM and ia32-libs. It doesn't work; at least not on Debian Pure64. Besides, you don't tell Windows users to run their IntelliJ in an OSX PowerPC chroot. Our enterprise upgraded to x86_64 for a reason and we are required to develop on it.
Incidentally, we write Java apps largely for platform independance.

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