Subject Re: [firebird-support] Using FB 2.5.1 32bit on 64bit Windows
Author Ted Miglautsch
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Mark Rotteveel wrote:
> On 1-11-2012 15:25, patrick_marten wrote:
>> Hello,
>> currently my application is using FB 2.1.3, which was available as a 32bit version only. It works also on 64bit machines without any problems as far as I know. I'm considering a change to FB 2.5.1, which is available as 32bit and 64bit version.
>> I assume FB 2.5.1 32bit will work on 64bit machines as well - please correct me if I'm wrong, but will there be any (serious) disadvantages in doing so, so that I should extend my setup script and install either the 32bit or the 64bit FB files, depending on the bitness of the customer's machine?
> A 32 bit Firebird will work on Windows 64 bit. The only downside that
> you can't use all memory available because a 32 bit process is limited
> to 2GB, and you might need to account for the fact that it is installed
> in Program Files (x86) instead of Program Files (although I seem to
> remember that is transparent to 32 bit applications).
> BTW: Firebird 2.1.x has always also been available in a Windows 64 version.