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[4]: bah
by ciplogic on Fri 6th Nov 2009 23:04 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: bah"
ciplogic
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2006-12-22

The argument with all have broadband is just all right if you generalize what west countries have. I live right now in a 128kbps (16kB/s). Is not because there is not broadband in my country (Spain) but because I'm not yet covered by internet networks. Anyway I really think is not sane to download the "all-architectures" binary if I use only one architecture. What's the point of it? Is the idea that I will copy my game/app/whatever from PC to phone and it will work? Probably anyway the libraries will differ so much, and the internal 256M card of the phone will not be able to take all binaries with it. I will more likely wanna see compressed binaries (using a scheme that get some size - like UPX) in kernel. Is the reverse of fat binaries, it will simply make distros to get some hard drive back and me to be happy on this. I will be able to put that Linux in a smaller drive machine, and doesn't sound bad.

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