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Offline asian1

OS with Static Binaries
« on: July 13, 2004, 06:39:09 AM »
Most Linux/BSD OS applications use shared libraries
to save space.
Unfortunately the libraries on various distro have
different version, different compiler option etc.
The static binaries are easier to install and more portable.
Is there any Linux/BSD distro for X86 and PowerPC that use
applications with static libraries?
What about AmigaOS 4 or MorphOS?

Offline whabang

Re: OS with Static Binaries
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2004, 08:18:15 AM »
MacOS used to, dunno about OS 10, though.
AOS also has DLLs.
Beating the dead horse since 2002.

Offline spirantho

Re: OS with Static Binaries
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2004, 09:51:17 AM »
AmigaOS with DLLs? There's a big difference between the libraries used in AmigaOS and the DLLs used in Windows...

MacOS X is UNIX based so I think uses static libraries and dynamic libraries, Windows uses DLLs, and AmigaOS uses the best method - libraries. It's part of why Amigas are so memory efficient compared to other OSes.
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