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: bah
by fithisux on Fri 6th Nov 2009 08:57 UTC in reply to "bah"
fithisux
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2006-01-22

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


I totally agree with you. the idea of Linux is mainly source compatibility.

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