I hope you all have passed good vacations. I haven't.
While you were lying in the sun on the beach and enjoying your cocktail, I was fighting hard to make Notepad++ new release happen in September: bug-fixes, enhancements, new features, optimization - all in all for increasing your performance by using this tool.
So here is Notepad++ 7 Release Candidate - x64 version ready now.
However, not all binaries are available in x64 - only a few plugins (done by me) are x64 ready.
I encourage all the plugin authors to update their plugins for 64-bit achitecture.
In order to make your 64-bit plugins stable with Notepad++ x64, I recommand you to update the files you'e using for your plugin (ex. Notepad_plus_msgs.h, menuCmdID.h, StaticDialog.h, StaticDialog.cpp... etc). You can check them in updated pluginTemplate repository:
Surly x64 is not the only "feature" in v7, please check the change.log in the package for more detail.
For those who don't code Notepad++ plugins, please download Notepad++ v7 RC for testing - since there are a lot of modifications between v6.x and v7, we need your help to detect regressions before the official release of Notepad++ v7.
* Notepad++ v7 64-bit zip package : https://notepad-plus-plus.org/repository/7.x/7.0-RC/fix-crash/npp.7.bin.x64.zip
* Notepad++ v7 32-bit zip package : https://notepad-plus-plus.org/repository/7.x/7.0-RC/fix-crash/npp.7.bin.x32.zip
* Notepad++ v7 32-bit Installer : https://notepad-plus-plus.org/repository/7.x/7.0-RC/fix-crash/npp.7.Installer.x32.exe
Please let us know if you find any critical issue / regression:
The official release will be available in 2 weeks, if there's no critical issue found.