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Hi @ThomasGutzler. Thanks for the great idea!  I'm curious what you need 64-bit support for, specifically? Are there any problems created by having VIPM for Windows be a 32-bit application? Would making it 64-bit help in specific ways?

Thanks for letting us know.

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Always forward, Jim :)

I don't want to bring up the "increased performance" argument. I mean, we're using LabVIEW after all. Nobody who's using LabVIEW can seriously play the performance card.
I regularly see VIPM using over 1GB of memory and sometimes crashing with an "out of memory" error - although that might be due to the ridiculous 4GB of total memory available on that machine. How long before that goes to 2GB, 3GB?

We've had 64bit on windows for 15 years now. I think it's time to move on. At least give us the option. Surely VIPM isn't depending on modules that don't exist in 64bit land

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Hi Thomas,

Actually, we use some 32-bit shared libraries, including OS libraries and also some 3rd party libraries, like the OpenG Zip Tools. For the MacOS beta, VIPM migrated to using command line zip/unzip tools and dropped a couple minor usability features that maybe nobody will notice (like extracting lvlib/lvclass icons from the XML file, which requires zlib deflation).  However, for MacOS, we figured it was better to have things mostly working OK in 64-bit than not at all. For Windows, we wouldn't want to lose any functionality.  I hear you about the memory limit issue.

I hope that's helpful information, and please know we're not hesitating to explore 64-bit, for no good reasons.

Regards,

-Jim 

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