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#1 2021-09-29 14:58:29

Registered: 2012-12-15
Posts: 247

[JOSM] Is the Windows installer now 64-bits only?


I didn't see this in the changelog.

Do you confirm the Windows packager for JOSM version 18193 no longer runs on 32-bit Windows ("The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your computer's system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher.")?

Thank you.

Last edited by Shohreh (2021-09-29 14:58:48)


#2 2021-09-29 17:05:03

From: Homer, Alaska ; Chiang Mai
Registered: 2013-09-21
Posts: 470

Re: [JOSM] Is the Windows installer now 64-bits only?

I cannot answer your question but I have an observation to add that might help others. When I installed v 18193 on my Win10 laptop I noticed that it installed in a different folder. The older versions installed into a folder where the 32-bit versions of software belong, that is, C:\Program Files (x86)\JOSM\. This new version installed into C:\Users\Alask\AppData\Local\JOSM\

My issue is that the old version wasn't uninstalled so now I have two distinct versions on my computer, a 32-bit one and a 64-bit one. I have been reluctant to uninstall the 32-bit version for fear I would lose my preferences. I have a ton of custom presets and menu items that would be painful to reconfigure if lost.

Apologies, I'm not trying to hijack your thread but I am curious to see if any JOSM maintainers will step up to answer your question, and while they're at it, clarify the entire issue.




#3 2021-09-29 18:38:00

Registered: 2015-12-18
Posts: 1,972

Re: [JOSM] Is the Windows installer now 64-bits only?

I've no idea about the installer, but JOSM is a java program. There is no special version for 32bit or 64bit Java run times and for sure it will not use other other configuration files.


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