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Add support for 64-bit ARM boards #5002

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gohai commented Apr 11, 2017

This makes it possible to run Processing on ARM devices that use a 64-bit operating system.

Amongst the many reasons why this would be nice to have: it turns out that running the Raspberry Pi 3 with a dedicated 64-bit operating system is up to 43% faster compared to running it in 32-bit mode with the default Raspbian distribution (benchmarks). This is somewhat significant as one is generally struggling for performance on those systems, and I believe a lot of users will therefore want to explore those options eventually.

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Guessing that most of the action (Raspberry Pi contenders, mainline operating system support, etc) will also be in the arm64 space in the time to come.

@benfry benfry merged commit d560087 into processing:master Apr 20, 2017

@gohai gohai deleted the gohai:arm64 branch Apr 23, 2017

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