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 Redeeman on Thu 5th Nov 2009 23:52 UTC in reply to "RE: bah"
Redeeman
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that's because you're simple minded and lack seeing the 'bigger' picture.

this would make it a lot easier for devs to release a single binary that can actually reach quite a few different users, not just X86, PPC, but also 64bit versions.

this is also pretty big with ARM making a nice push.

far from it, theres no real reason to want to distribute one big fat binary, its stupid, and serves no real purpose

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