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 Cymro on Fri 6th Nov 2009 14:31 UTC
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Would anyone be able to contact him and ask if he'd consider helping out Haiku? Perhaps a member of the Haiku team?

I'm sure they'd be much more receptive to his ideas and solutions that don't involve pacakage management.

As Haiku matures, and continues to transition from GCC2 to 4, with new APIs introduced in R2 and different architectures, I'm sure his experience would be invaluable. Having seen how ingrained package management is in the Linux community, I don't see any reason to assume that he's a difficult person to deal with or anything like that. I can't think of a more exciting OS project to work on either.

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