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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by frood on Fri 6th Nov 2009 11:43 UTC
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I don't see a need for all binaries to be distributed in this manner, but I would definitely like to see support for fat binaries added to the vanilla kernel. It would make the distribution of commercial applications a lot simpler for both the companies and users. Imagine just being able to download "Flash" without having to choose the correct distribution or architecture.

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