TLDR; Gingko is for 64-bit computers
You probably already know this, but just an FYI for other people like me who might’ve missed the memo.
I downloaded the file called Gingko Setup 0.2.0.exe and tried to install it. I couldn’t get it to work, but I wasn’t surprised, because I don’t have admin rights at my workstation.
I tried it at home this morning (Windows 8.1 laptop, Intel Core i3-3217U, 64-bit OS, x64-based processor). At first nothing seemed to happen, so I clicked it again, and it started to run 2 instances. I cancelled one. The other one ran for a bit, and then claimed “setup failed: MSVCP140.dll missing.”
At this point, I figured I had downloaded the wrong file, since the welcome message specified “no install.” In the middle of downloading, I suddenly saw a Gingko program running! (Except my download wasn’t done, so it could only have come from the setup file.)
Mysterious and wonderful! Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to mess around with it any more, so I just copied everything to a flash drive to try again at work.
Alas, my office workstation (Windows 7 Professional, SP1; Intel Core2 Duo CPU E7500; 32-bit O/S) was more definite in the error message when tried running Gingko.exe after unzipping Gingko-latest-windows.zip: “This version of the file is not compatible with the version of Windows you’re running. Check your computer’s system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of your program, and then contact the software publisher.”
Oh, well. I’ll use the online version at work, but I can’t wait to try the desktop version again when I get home!