ZULU Windows Client 64bit only

I was disappointed that the Zulu Windows client was only compiled in 64bit. I have a number of desktops still running 32bit OS, as I imagine do many other shops. Those folks would be happy to have Zulu.

Sorry but we have no plans to spend months building a 32bit version for the few people that are still using 32bit when all modern hardware and OSs are pushing everyone on 64bit.

Months, really? I had no idea that the code was so 64bit dependent. Was this a marketing or a technical decision? I am sure Sangoma is running 64bit desktops but it would be interesting to know how many 32 bit desktops your customer base IT is running.

Question, How much programing do you do daily to question that?

Survey says less than 2%: https://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/? (Expand OS Version for CPU breakdown)


Was done after looking at numerous stats that all state it’s in the single digits of current installs of desktops. The return on investment was not ever going to justify the work. And yes it’s months for a multi person team.

Ok, well there you have it. Will have to stamp out some legacy apps and up grade those folks when possible. Zulu will just have to wait.
In the mean time, would like to figure out how to run UCP in a mini browser. Running in the default browser just gets it closed every minute when the browser is used for other things. Need a solution which is harder to accidentally shutdown. Have looked around for a stripped down browser app but haven’t found one.

You can make your own chrome app/shortcut.

This is what we’ve done.

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Second this option, works really well, using an alternate (from the main browser used) browser to open.

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If I’m not mistaken, anything else opening Chrome will just add on to the current instance, unless there is a setting which prevents it.

Make Firefox your alt browser shortcut for ZULU:


Open a shortcut in Chrome, in a new instance (window):

efranchi said:
Go in the properties of your shortcut Now you have just to write --new-window before the URL

C:\Users…\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe --new-window “http://www.your_google_reader_account”

We have in chrome shortcut target = “C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” --app=https://pbxdomain.com/ucp Works great.

OK, Chrome has a nifty way to create a minimal separate instance of a web site in a window and a shortcut on the desktop…
Open the target page as the only tab in Chrome, in this case UCP. In the Chrome menu choose more tools then Add to Desktop. Then fill in name for the shortcut and check open in window and confirm. You now have the page in a window which is not effected by opening a browser for other uses.


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