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[Locked] - Sierra Chart 64 Bit Version Plan

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[2017-11-29 08:17:30]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 61928
This thread will document the preliminary plan to provide a 64-bit Version.

1. When the 64-bit version is released, this will be the main version of Sierra Chart replacing the 32-bit version. The 32-bit version will still be available though and periodically updated.

2. In this new version, Analysis >> Build Custom Studies DLL >> Remote Build will automatically generate a 64-bit DLL of the custom study source code with a _64.dll file extension.

3. We expect the release to be anywhere from February 15, 2018 to April 15, 2018.

4. A 32-bit version will still be available for those users running Windows XP.

5. Those developers who have created indicators and studies and trading systems for Sierra Chart, need to be prepared to compile them as 64-bit, once the version comes out. You can even start doing this ahead of time and providing us the DLL's ahead of time in preparation. Make sure you append _64.dll to them.

This thread is locked and we will not be providing any further information and we will not be answering any questions at this time.
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[2017-12-29 03:02:15]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 61928
We expect to get the 64-bit version out as a beta this January.

We have been doing some monitoring, and we see that 94.5% of you are running 64-bit operating systems.

So we expect this will be the main version once we are certain that it is stable.
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Date Time Of Last Edit: 2017-12-29 03:02:38
[2018-02-22 19:06:33]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 61928
We expect to have the 64-bit version out formally next week.


Basically the way this will work is each new installation and existing installations that get updated, will have separate 64-bit executables in addition to the 32-bit executables. So there is no separate download at all.

So each installation will be able to use the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Sierra Chart. You can use either one and change between them as you want at any time without any conflict.

We expect the transition to be very graceful and without any issue. Although the 64-bit build will be considered a beta until proven otherwise.
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Date Time Of Last Edit: 2018-02-22 22:24:39
[2018-02-22 22:24:08]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 61928
We actually will be releasing the 64-bit version later today.
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[2018-02-23 05:06:34]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 61928
The 64-bit version is now out.

Update with Help >> Download Prerelease:
https://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?page=doc/SoftwareDownload.php#FastUpdate

After the update, if your Windows is 64-bit, then the 64-bit executable will be run. Only less than 5% of you are running 32-bit Windows. In which case the 32-bit version will be run. They both are installed at the same time.

There still is additional code review we are doing but we do not expect any problems with the current release.

Any compiled custom studies will not work. They just will not be loaded. So what you need to do is rebuild them if you have the source code. This can be done through Analysis >> Build Custom Studies DLL.

If you do not have the source code for them, you will then need to contact the developer about this.
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Date Time Of Last Edit: 2018-02-23 05:07:38
[2018-02-23 07:15:08]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 61928
So to be clear, with version 1706 and higher , each installation of Sierra Chart contains both the 32 and 64-bit executables.

They are as follows:
SierraChart.exe
SierraChart_64.exe

Shortcuts are placed on the desktop for both of these. You can use either and switch between them anytime you want. Although when updating, as of the moment, there is not a 64-bit shortcut. We will fix that in a few hours.

In regards to custom studies, both 32-bit custom studies and 64-bit custom studies, will exist at the same time in each installation of Sierra Chart. Depending upon whether the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Sierra Chart is being used, the corresponding DLLs will be used.

The custom study DLL naming format is as follows:
[DLL name].dll (32-bit)
[DLL name]_64.dll (64-bit)

To build a 32-bit custom study DLL, just build from the 32-bit version of Sierra Chart using "Remote Build".

To build a 64-bit custom study DLL, just build from the 64-bit version of Sierra Chart using "Remote Build".

One notable change about ACSIL in the 64-bit version is that order quantities are now of a double type rather than an integer type. Internally Sierra Chart now uses a double type instead of an integer type as of version 1706 for order quantities in case fractional quantities need to be supported.
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Date Time Of Last Edit: 2018-02-23 10:43:27

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