Jessica Lyon who is the project manager of the popular Firestorm viewer has announced in a new blog post this week that there will be 64-bit support for Windows 64-bit, Linux 64-bit and at some point in the future possibly a Mac 64-bit version of Firestorm. This is very good news and it’s been welcomed by Second Life community/Firestorm users.
Using 64-bit version of Firestorm would firstly work a little bit faster and secondly it would work more effectively than using a 32-bit version. 64-bit will use a greater amount of memory but overall it will still perform well.
Before 2014 there will be regular releases of ALPHA and experimental versions of Firestorm which is worth watching out for and trying out. There will be a Firestorm Public Beta release coming out soon full of fixes and improvements. Jessica mentions Materials, DAE Export with other things are in the works.
What are your views on having 64-bit versions of Firestorm ?