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[2]: too bad
by DigitalAxis on Fri 6th Nov 2009 03:17 UTC in reply to "RE: too bad"
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I can see a substantial benefit if we left the package manager behind... no longer would users be required to know whether they have an 386, 686, x86_64, ARM, or PPC installation: download and it'll work... at least, provided it was distributed as one. Right now, we have the package manager handling all of those distinctions; this would remove the vital dependencies on a specific package manager... at least, provided you have all the right versions of the libraries installed.

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