Re: Abiword on linux

From: Mark Gilbert (
Date: Wed Jan 29 2003 - 18:12:45 EST

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    > > Why can't there be a single
    > > binary that runs on all releases/distros just as Windows binaries are?

    That's called a statically linked binary. The type distributed by ulb
    is known as dynamically linked or shared binary. Fully static binaries
    include their own personal copies of every single snippet of code they
    could possibly need, and dont depend on anything but a kernel running
    (in this context) and under the same cpu architecture family (as any
    binary). This is in most cases quite unnecessary and inefficient.
    Some people do have dep problems. It happens.
    Anyway, unless you intend to roll your own, you could ask Saenyor Ogley
    to do 8.0 binaries, or make available static ones. Or make available to
    us (to use, not to have) a suse 8.0 dev box with the stuff we need (the
    deps, the deps' headers, proper compiler, linker, etc) and someone will
    eventually sign on and build abi.
    I'm not volunteering because I have other outstanding obligations of
    that nature to fufill before I make new ones.

    Hope this info helps

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