Until 5.24 you provided intel x86 and amd64 linux binaries, gcc 4.3 and 3.4
For 5.26 however I only find ia32 and x86-64.
Am I misunderstanding, or from now on we will need to compile for x86 32bit? Hope not!
It is a misunderstanding, x86 32 bit and ia32 are the same, and there was no change between 5.24/00 and 5.26/00, e.g. we use the same machine (platform/compiler) to generate the binaries. Only the names changed, for some reason…
x86 is the traditional term
ia32 is the Intel term, adapted by most OSes
And for 64 bit:
amd64 is the initial term (AMD)
x86_64 is the term chosen (more “politically correct” - also used by Intel)
OK Thanks a lot.
I wrongly assumed that ia32 and ia64 where 32 and 64 bit versions of a same thing, which they are not.
Nevertheless it would be good to maintain the platform coding conventions from release to release.
Or use something more symmetric, like x86-32 and x86-64.
Sorry, I edited my original post in the same time you replied, so just take a look at it again.