[TUHS] Mach for i386 / Mt Xinu or other

jsteve at superglobalmegacorp.com jsteve at superglobalmegacorp.com
Wed Feb 22 20:26:35 AEST 2017

Packages go one further by including a single multi architecture binary.  Of course the only thing more fun than compiling something is to say compile it four times.  “-arch i386 -arch sparc -arch hppa -arch m68k” but now you had a binary that could run on all the NeXT platforms, instead of having 4 separate files.... 

Although I think today it’s largely x86_64 & ARM.  But I’m sure there is some holdouts with MIPS/PowerPC/S390/Sparc/Sparc64 etc.

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From: Michael Kjörling
Sent: Thursday, 23 February 2017 6:12 PM
To: tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org
Subject: Re: [TUHS] Mach for i386 / Mt Xinu or other

On 22 Feb 2017 16:57 +0800, from jsteve at superglobalmegacorp.com:
> My personal catastrophic issues with Linux has always been
> the ‘hookers and blackjack’ approach, where someone doesn’t like
> LIBC then they’ll just replace it, over and over and over. Then you
> get binary commercial products (Oracle) which are a nightmare to
> deal with, and now you end up with containers as a way to deal with
> the horrible impossibility of deploying binaries to Linux. I’m still
> hopeful someone will just “borrow” what NeXT did with packages, and
> fat binaries.

Something like _snaps_, which Ubuntu is apparently pushing in their
most recent releases?

What is a snap? https://snapcraft.io/docs/snaps/intro

Can a vanilla Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server run without snapd?

Michael Kjörling • https://michael.kjorling.semichael at kjorling.se
                 “People who think they know everything really annoy
                 those of us who know we don’t.” (Bjarne Stroustrup)

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