On Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:36:33 -0700 Steve Dower email@example.com wrote:
On 18Jun2019 1025, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
Oleg Broytman writes:
On Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 10:09:59AM -0000, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Why don't we check the architecture using js and provide the appropriate version?
Because the downloading computer is not necessary the installation target.
Sure, but (a) it's a good bet, and (b) somebody downloading to install on a different machine is more likely to know what they're doing and be conscious of issues of platform.
Equally, someone more conscious of the issues will know to go and get the 64-bit version if they explicitly want it.
The main download button doesn't say anything about being 32-bit. So unless you *know* that you're going to be given the 32-bit version, you'll blindly download and install it.
When coming from a non-Windows OS it is weird and unexpected to be given a 32-bit version by default.
(this just happened to me, incidentally)