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[5]: bah
by segedunum on Fri 6th Nov 2009 13:36 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: bah"
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The packaging has still to be done, it doesn't matter if it's done in 5 separate packages or in a single FatELF, what's your point there?

5 versus 1. Hmmmmmmmm. I wonder. How many installer packages do you normally see from a software vendor for any given platform? One or a maximum of two.

If the packages doesn't package it, then it's not packaged, the format is irrelevant. It's not like FatELF is a robot that compiles for 20 architectures...

Compiling is not the cost. Deployment is. Maintaining separate packages is a very large cost but that doesn't seem to stop the nutcases from still believing that it actually works.

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