Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Nov 2009 23:05 UTC
Linux As we all know, Mac OS X has support for what is called 'fat binaries'. These are binaries that can carry code for for instance multiple architectures - in the case of the Mac, PowerPC and x86. Ryan Gordon was working on an implementation of fat binaries for Linux - but due to the conduct of the Linux maintainers, Gordon has halted the effort.
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RE: too bad
by Redeeman on Fri 6th Nov 2009 00:01 UTC in reply to "too bad"
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I thought this was a good idea. It may have led to people, who because of maintenance reasons decided in the past not to release a linux version of an app to do so.
Who wants to have mantain a binary for each distros packaging system etc etc

stop posting about things you know nothing of.... NOTHING prevents vendors from distributing a package that works on all distributions _AND_ architectures today... and for that matter, 10 years ago either, its simply blatent incompetence on the part of "ISVs"

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