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dashley

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Upgrade to 64 bit
« on: May 11, 2011, 03:19:38 PM »
Is the upgrade version of Slickedit 2011 capable of upgrading a 32 bit version of SE 2010 to 64 bit? Or do I have to buy a new copy to get 64 bit?

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Re: Upgrade to 64 bit
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2011, 03:33:26 PM »
Well.... with maintenance agreement...

I upgraded my 32-bit version to 64 bit cleanly with no problems here at work.  At home, I'm working with 32 bit windows, so I'm sticking with 32 bit Slick.

I see no difference in operation between the two.

When downloading the update, I have a choice between 32 bit and 64 bit.

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Re: Upgrade to 64 bit
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2011, 07:49:52 PM »
All of our installers install the full product. They do not make any changes to an existing version. If you want to run the 64-bit of SlickEdit 2011, download the installer and it will install into a new directory.

The 64-bit version is provided at no additional charge to those running on Windows or Linux. So, if you purchase an upgrade license for SlickEdit 2011, you will be able to download both the 32-bit installer and the 64-bit installer.

The two versions are functionally identical. There are some issues with using SCC providers in the 64-bit version, though. Theoretically, a 64-bit application should run faster on 64-bit hardware than the same application running as a 32-bit application. However, we don't have any specific timings to back that up.

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Re: Upgrade to 64 bit
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2011, 05:26:46 AM »
All of our installers install the full product. They do not make any changes to an existing version. If you want to run the 64-bit of SlickEdit 2011, download the installer and it will install into a new directory.

The 64-bit version is provided at no additional charge to those running on Windows or Linux. So, if you purchase an upgrade license for SlickEdit 2011, you will be able to download both the 32-bit installer and the 64-bit installer.

The two versions are functionally identical. There are some issues with using SCC providers in the 64-bit version, though. Theoretically, a 64-bit application should run faster on 64-bit hardware than the same application running as a 32-bit application. However, we don't have any specific timings to back that up.

If you run Linux there is another good thing about having a 32-bit and a 64-bit version. If you run a 64-bit Linux you want to run a 64-bit version of SE because you do not need to install any additional 32-bit shared libraries (which was a pain before when there was only a 32-bit version of SE).