Re: BIAB 2019: 32-Bit Icon is Default Desktop Install - To run 64-Bit, you must . . .
D F Tweedie
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Hi Rodger ...
I was only commenting on the text Larry sent that indicated that the program install went by default to 32 bit and then if you wanted to run 64 bit you had to go into the BB folder and find the 64 bit exe file to run it.
My comment was 'surmise' regarding the fact that having installed dozens of programs with both 32 bit and 64 bit versions I'd never seen a single one where you were't given the option of which you preferred to install (including both if you wished). This led me to question how much of the structure was still old code, as opposed to a new 64 bit write.
Someone else previously mentioned that there had been speculation on the PGM forums about it being cobbled, but I don't recall who ... or still have access to the email where it was mentioned on this forum.
On Sunday, December 9, 2018, 12:04:25 PM PST, media_production@... [Band-in-a-Box] wrote:
Can you copy and paste the verbiage you found that talked about 64 bit code being cobbled in existing code---I’d like to read that in more detail—appreciate that if you would.
Sooner or later we should know how the new code was done ensuring a nice new start with new upgrades that are solid in code and not just wrappers. When I talked to PG it sounded like they had 1 programmer but you would think they would have an IT dept.....I know things are laid back in Canada but yikers (don’t ya know canada talk ; ))
I'm thinking that this is pretty klunky-funky (I've never come across a program that didn't give you the option upon install as to whether you wanted to run 32 or 64 bit).
It also suggests that the 64 bit was cobbled upon existing code elements as opposed to a clean re-write.
I'm no coding expert, but this sounds weird.
On Sunday, December 9, 2018, 10:24:50 AM PST, Larry Gibson jamline84@... [Band-in-a-Box] wrote:
Saw this on PGMusic's website and thought it might be worth sharing with the group here . . .
By default, when you install your Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows the 32-bit version will run.
The steps to run the 64-bit
version are simple! Just head to your "bb" folder and choose the
"bbw64" icon - you'll notice that the Band-in-a-Box® "splash screen" will state
"64-bit" as the program opens.
Still not certain which version you're running? Within the program, go to Help | About Band-in-a-Box - it'll either state:
Hope this helps someone else. It did me . . . lol ☺