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[Feature Request] Winbox and netinstall 64 Bit versions - URGENT

Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:55 pm

Support,

Can you please make 64 bit ports of Winbox and netinstall.

I can't imagine this is too hard..

Since there's no Linux native, Centos 7 and Redhat 7 are the first pure 64 bit OS. There's no 32 bit libraries.

So wine64 can't run 32 bit windoze programs since the OS has no 32 bit support.

Can we please see 64 bit versions as well as the 32......

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Re: [Feature Request] Winbox and netinstall 64 Bit versions - URGENT

Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:13 pm

(Maybe it's considered bad to revive old threads/posts like this?) :?:

Getting a 64 bit version of Winbox should be more pressing now,
as more Linux distros talked about ditching 32 bit x86,
and macOS is dropping 32 bit support if I understood correctly ... :?: 8)
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Re: [Feature Request] Winbox and netinstall 64 Bit versions - URGENT

Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:24 pm

Could we get a linux version of winbox?
 
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Re: [Feature Request] Winbox and netinstall 64 Bit versions - URGENT

Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:36 pm

That is probably a lot more work than a 64-bit version! (which should just be a re-compile when the code is written well)

However, I don't think it is a good idea to continue on the winbox path. It would be better to improve webfig so it is completely on-par with winbox (using modern HTML5 features), and then only have a small agent that can be used when it is required/desired to connect via MAC instead of IP address. This could be integrated with netinstall if desired. It would only translate connections to localhost into MAC level connections, all the config functionality would be in the webpage which can be opened in a modern browser. The agent (and netinstall) could be written in a language like Python and be made available as source, so it can run on many platforms as well.

That way, the OS running on the computer (and its number of bits) does not matter. One can use a Chromebook if desired.
 
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Re: [Feature Request] Winbox and netinstall 64 Bit versions - URGENT

Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:28 pm

Don't touch my WinBox, it's one of the best tools invented by mankind, and it's perfect as it is now. It's like trying to reform hammer, sure you can come up with something else that's not bad either, but it still won't be good replacement for the simple and reliable tool in all cases. Native WinBox is exactly the right way to go.

Previously I wasn't very excited about browser-based UIs, but since I've been forced by VMware to abandon their native client for ESXi and use the new html-based UI in browser, I've turned into enemy of such solutions. You can say that it's just one case and it doesn't prove anything. But is there any, where someone had perfectly good native application, created new html-based one and all users were excited, because it was so much better?

I'd argue that since WinBox is pretty stable and doesn't change much, it would now make sense to make native LinBox, MacBox or WhateverBox. It would be some extra initial work, but once done, further required changes would be small and infrequent. Regular support for new RouterOS versions is now done using definition files shared by WinBox and WebFig, so nothing special for that would be required. Only for things like for example recent change in authentication.
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Re: [Feature Request] Winbox and netinstall 64 Bit versions - URGENT

Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:08 pm

Maybe as an alternative, it could be re-written as a cross platform electron framework application. Then it could have a client for windows/mac/Linux. Just an idea.


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Re: [Feature Request] Winbox and netinstall 64 Bit versions - URGENT

Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:23 pm

Quick search suggests that new Skype is built using this thing. Again, one bad example doesn't necessarily mean anything, but yikes. ;)
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Re: [Feature Request] Winbox and netinstall 64 Bit versions - URGENT

Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:40 pm

Some examples of electron apps. I use etcher all the time for writing flash images. Won't comment on Skype lol

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/02/best-electron-apps

If winbox / netinstall / dude client could be cross platform i could loose almost everything i have left running in wine lol

As i said before, it's just an idea. From my understanding it should be able to access the network card to be able to do mac telnet/winbox, which is one of the most awesome features of winbox.


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