[Sugar-devel] Bundles with binary requirements (Was: The ARM is near)
dr at jones.dk
Fri Aug 28 16:44:12 EDT 2009
On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 09:55:37PM +0200, Elena of Valhalla wrote:
>On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 6:44 PM, Jonas Smedegaard<dr at jones.dk> wrote:
>> What would "universal" be in the Sugar context?
>> i386 + amd64?
>> i686 + amd64?
>> i386 + i686 + amd64?
>i386 would work on all of them, even if not optimally, but then
True only if the underlying system is i386 too, of if it at least
provides i386 libraries for all of the bindings.
>> powerpc + i386 + amd64?
>> armel + i386 + amd64?
>> powerpc + armel + i386 + amd64?
>+mips, I guess
...and then when all users have gotten used to Sugar "universal" meaning
that bunch, in comes SuperH hardware and we confuse them yet again.
Compare with Apple: "Universal" means simply "contains both new and
old", with the exact meaning of "new" and "old" shifting tied to a
corporate decision and backed by massive marketing.
>> It is plain ugly IMHO!
and still only addresses arch-differences - not same-arch
incompatibilities between different minor versions of libraries and
different dependencies linked in (e.g. some distributions using libssl
and others using gnutls).
Just avoid that mess!
It seems difficult to constrain activity developers to only code using
arch-independent runtime code, but accepting arch-dependent stuff is an
evergrowing hell - it is what "distributions" spend humongous man-hours
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