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]: bah
by siride on Thu 5th Nov 2009 23:31 UTC in reply to "RE: bah"
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The problem can be solved more easily by other means. Simply including multiple binaries, one for each architecture, in the package. Then having a script or some other mechanism pick the right binary at launch time. Everything else, libs, text files, etc. can be more easily shared. Furthermore, these mechanisms are simple to understand and implement, and don't require massive changes to glibc and the kernel.

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