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Re: Flash Player 9 Beta for Linux Is Available

Phil Meyer wrote:
> Is the Linux code base in a state such that the developer could copy
> the source to a 64bit platform and do a make?

If the source he's copying is "64-bit clean". Things that could make it
*not* 64-bit clean basically amount to being unsure about the difference
between a pointer and an integer (they're not the same size on most 64
bit platforms), making assumptions that certain objects will fit in 32
bits, using stuff like "longs" when handling file formats, and other
confusion about why data structures are the size they are.

Googling for "64-bit clean" should give you more answers.

Hope this helps,


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