Subject RE: [firebird-support] Latest stable release
Author Leyne, Sean
> Mark Rotteveel wrote:
> > AMD64 is also compatible with Intel. It is simply called AMD64
> because AMD was the first to introduce a 64 bit x86 instructionset.
> This instructionset is also used by Intel due to an IP-'sharing'
> between AMD and Intel.
> >
> > BTW: Might be worthwhile to rename AMD64 to x64 (ex like Sun has
> done) to prevent this kind of confusion.
> Agreed. I remember that in the beginning I compiled FB on my Intel
> Core2Duo myself because I though this official binary would only work
> on AMD CPUs.

I tried to make this argument to the other FB admins, a couple of years ago, but didn't get anywhere.

(I also think that "x64" is more obvious as a platform-neutral 64 bit option, AMD64 suggest a build specifically for AMD CPUs)

Perhaps it is time for someone else to try, on the devel list.