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[4]: Always On the Cards
by segedunum on Mon 9th Nov 2009 18:44 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Always On the Cards"
segedunum
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You don't have to support all of them.

You have to support enough of them - and then support multiple versions of one distribution on top. Not going to happen.

You seem to have a crystal ball.

Many ISVs like Adobe have said so, and you don't need a crystal ball to know this is a problem.

It isn't complicated for a company to devote 1 person for each platform to do the packaging.

Deployment is a massive and unknown cost. It always has been You can't just assign one person to every environment and think you have it covered. You have to be able to find out if a problem is with your software or whether it is something else. It entails a support commitment. Linux distributions currently make that cost high, even if you support just one distribution.

If you don't know this them I'm afraid you're not qualified to comment.

So narrow minded.

So inexperienced. You're not going to get a choice of software with that approach.

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