What is Mac OS fat?
mpetrides at earthlink.net
Sun Sep 25 20:49:21 EDT 2005
You are correct. A "fat" binary file includes both the PPC and 68K
versions of an app and, thus, trades flexibility in machines on which
it can be run for the downside of creating a larger file. While I'd
imagine there are very few people still running 68K machines, it is
also true that the increase in filesize becomes a relatively trivial
issue on machines with storage capacity measured in tens to hundreds
of gigabytes. So, if it were I, I'd just compile as a fat binary.
On Sep 25, 2005, at 7:29 PM, Stgoldberg at aol.com wrote:
> The Revolution Standalone settings offers 3 ways to save for Mac
> OS: Mac OS
> fat, Mac OS PPC, and Mac OS 68k. What is the difference between
> these three?
> Is Mac OS fat a combination of Mac OS PPC and 68k? Thanks.
> Steve Goldberg
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