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Re: 32-bit front-end on 64-bit machine

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  • Subject: [mg88506] Re: 32-bit front-end on 64-bit machine
  • From: Jean-Marc Gulliet <jeanmarc.gulliet at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 6 May 2008 06:47:01 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
  • References: <fvmmqo$8dm$1@smc.vnet.net>

omaha8master wrote:

> Just installed version 6.0.2.1 on a early 2008 mac pro running OS X 10.5.2.  
> 
> Though the Mathematica kernel version is reported as 64-bit, the front-end version is reported as 32-bit.   Should I be getting 64 for that not 32?
> 
>>From the system information output:
> 
> SystemInformationData[{"Kernel" -> {"Version" -> 
>      "6.0 for Mac OS X x86 (64-bit) (March 13, 2008)", 
>     "ReleaseID" -> "6.0.2 (1009763, 1009696)",  
> 
>   "FrontEnd" -> {"Version" -> 
>      "6.0 for Mac OS X x86 (32-bit) (March 13, 2008)", 
>     "ReleaseID" -> "6.0.2 (1009763, 1009694)",
> 
> Thanks, please reply in the group.

AFAIK, the front-end for Mac OS X is compiled and *shipped* by WRI only 
as a 32-bit application. So your installation is fine and what the 
command *SystemInformation[]* reports is correct.

Regards,
-- Jean-Marc



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