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Re: Debian on a 386? Unlikely. (was: ramblings about old hardware, gzip, bz2, and pentium opts)

Joel Klecker writes:
 > At 00:09 +0100 1999-12-08, Matthias Klose wrote:
 > >one interesting alternative would be to use fat binaries. This worked
 > >very well for Openstep 4.x (by NeXT). The modifications to binutils
 > >and gcc are available from Apple, but someone would need to integrate
 > >them upstream ... I didn't look how much of this is already used in
 > >the Darwin project.
 > This won't really work, since we don't have the "app wrapper" stuff.
 > In Openstep, the GUI apps live in a directory called foo.app, "fat"
 > binaries work by putting more than one "real" binary in there.

No, that's wrong. They live in the same file and it's not limited to
GUI apps.

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