with the talk of macOS going 64 bit only… some have asked about plans for EigenD for windows to be made 64 bit.
the current status:
I have compiled and had running EigenD 64 bit on windows 10, quite a while ago…
the ‘big’ issue for windows is Windows uses a driver for the Eigenharp, which in turn requires a 32 bit library to work. I do not have the source for this to make it 64 bit - so this approach can no longer work!
HOWEVER, what i did to get it working, was to move to using libusb (like the linux versions), but this requires a number of extra steps and a few other things to be installed - which Ive not had time to get into a state it could be released (*)
(*) its one thing for me to get something running on my development machine, but a very different thing for me to work out the exact process required for an ‘end user’ get the same thing working on a clean machine,
Commander and Browser won’t work, as the 64 bit python is incompatible with some of the 32bit python libs used for the UI… EigenD/Workbench work because they do not use Python for the UI, only the backend.
so current status is windows 64 bit running in dev, and I believe its stable…
(but it is NOT in the GitHub repo, as it was a hack)
I need to find the time to ‘go to the next stage’, which Ive not had yet - of course, like many things… ‘necessity’ would make me jump on this, if Microsoft suddenly dropped 32 bit support
my current ‘to do list is’
determine exact requirements for install on ‘clean machine’
remove the hacks
I hard coded windows to always use libusb, I need to also initially support the existing driver for 32bit, as a ‘backup plan’ - so windows will have both its current driver support and libusb.
spend time documenting the process
other EigenD stuff… it be a new release, so I’d have to update Juce,
Juce is very much ‘time dependent’ , Juce keeps on moving on, and each time it has a nasty habit of meaning the code base needs minor tweaks for each platform (due to compiler differences)
there are also various other changes id make for a new release.
all of this, as you can probably imagine, is pretty time consuming, hopefully i can take a look at this in the winter… once I get to the ‘testing stage’, I’ll post on this forum to see if some EigenD windows users want to help out.