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Will the Linux support be kept?
Mauricio Reis
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Hi there Doug and colleagues,

I've been using Tracking since 2014 if I remember well and it has been of great value in my lessons. Recently, I came to visit the website and found the Linux links has been withdrawn. I also see a small notice for 'Developers' where is included a session named: Beta Tracker installers: linux64. I would like to know what is the current state of the arts regarding Tracker for Linux. I know (or at least hope) the .jar is to be used as main installation for Linux machine, but I guess the support for the project in a specific plataform goes beyong simply having an installer for it. Also, I have a limited user experience with Linux, but if I can improve or help the project to be supported in anyway I ask you to give me more info.

Thanks for your attention and for the Tracker program.


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Re: Will the Linux support be kept? -
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Douglas Brown
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Hi Mauricio, we're still working out some issues with the Linux installer but Linux64 will continue to be supported. Linux32 will NOT be supported because the new Xuggle video engine require a 64 bit Java VM.  Look for the Linux release later this summer when version 6.0.1 is released. I'm sorry I don't have a firm date, but for now I recommend continuing to use version 5.1.5 and have changed the links on the Tracker home page to reflect that recommendation.  Doug

> Re: Will the Linux support be kept?
>
> Hi there Doug and colleagues,
>
> I've been using Tracking
> since 2014 if I remember well and it has been of great
> value in my lessons. Recently, I came to visit the
> website and found the Linux links has been withdrawn.
> I also see a small notice for 'Developers' where is
> included a session named: Beta Tracker installers:
> linux64. I would like to know what is the current
> state of the arts regarding Tracker for Linux. I know
> (or at least hope) the .jar is to be used as main
> installation for Linux machine, but I guess the support
> for the project in a specific plataform goes beyong
> simply having an installer for it. Also, I have a
> limited user experience with Linux, but if I can improve
> or help the project to be supported in anyway I ask
> you to give me more info.
>
> Thanks for your attention
> and for the Tracker program.



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