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 collinm on Fri 6th Nov 2009 00:22 UTC in reply to "RE: bah"
collinm
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2005-07-15

"not really a big loss.. there appears to be basically no real benefit to doing this, certainly nothing that compares to the downsides, this appears to be one of the cases where the kernel devs and glibc people etc actually made a sane decision for once


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.
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you want to support all arm architecture?

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