PuTTY wish win64-binaries

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summary: Provide 64-bit Windows executables
class: wish: This is a request for an enhancement.
difficulty: tricky: Needs many tuits.
depends: win64
priority: high: This should be fixed in the next release.
fixed-in: 5985bb7ea0afd73407bc894fd32633a4f0cadad4 2017-01-22 (0.68)

For a long time, while it's been more or less possible to build PuTTY as a 64-bit Windows executable, we haven't been doing so ourselves.

For a long time we didn't bother since there didn't seem to be any advantages that would outweigh the faff and the resulting confusion. Now we do plan to provide native 64-bit executables, for a couple of reasons:

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(last revision of this bug record was at 2017-04-28 16:52:45 +0100)