[PD] d_fat vs. pd_darwin (was Re: Gem 0.91-2 bugfix release)

Miller Puckette mpuckett at imusic1.ucsd.edu
Fri Jan 23 05:00:11 CET 2009

I think the d_fat and d_ppc business is only necessary for folks who are
maintaining backward compatibility to 10.3 which can't read d_fat files.
I think it's a good thing to try to keep things running on older machines
since lots of Pd users can't afford to buy the newest ones.  However, it's
geting hard for me to stay 10.3 compatible as the only remaining 10.3 machine
around here is getting sick.


On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 05:45:08PM -0500, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> On Jan 22, 2009, at 2:39 PM, IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
> > Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> >> On Jan 22, 2009, at 4:12 AM, IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
> >> Lots of people have been doing network shares of applications for   
> >> decades.  Who else is using custom file extensions?  I've never seen
> >
> > python, java, ...
> Um, Java .jar is the same on all platforms.  And JNI files are .jnilib  
> on Mac OS X regardless of CPU, and .dll on Windows regardless of CPU.   
> AFAIK, Windows DLLs are .dll regardless of whether they are 32-bit or  
> 64-bit.  Even GNU/Linux .so and .a files are the same regardless of CPU.
> >> it.  NeXTSTEP/Mac OS X has been doing this since '94, and their   
> >> solution has been fat binaries all with the same extension.  That  
> >> is  what universal binaries are today.  It's proven to work well.
> >
> > ok: here is a feature request for fat binaries including linux  
> > (i386, x86_64) and windows (i386) binaries.
> I wasn't saying anything about GNU/Linux or Windows.  I was talking  
> Mac OS X.  .pd_darwin is all that is needed.  .d_fat, etc cause more  
> troubles than the fix.
> .hc
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