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[5]: Always On the Cards
by sbenitezb on Fri 6th Nov 2009 09:18 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Always On the Cards"
sbenitezb
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A fat binary is not a complete solution, it is not even a partial solution but it is perhaps a beginning to a solution.


Complete nonsense. You still need to compile all that stuff you put in the binary, how is that gonna help you? The only practical solution is static linking, which is what most should really do. For example, you can download and install Opera qt4 statically compiled and it will work regardless of distribution. The same with skype, and some other closed software. So it's not impossible to do it, and yes, you need testing.

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