[lsb-discuss] LSB conf call notes for 2008-06-04

Joseph Kowalski jek3 at sun.com
Fri Jun 6 10:18:01 PDT 2008

Wichmann, Mats D wrote:
> Joseph Kowalski wrote:
>> Yea, its kinda funny... Nobody expects a 32-bit C application to work
>> on a distro like amd64 Ubuntu (which by default doesn't support
>> 32-bit). Somehow people forget that Java applications containing
>> 32-bit JNI modules are pretty much the same thing.
>> I understand why an distro might want to provided both.  I'm a bit
>> lost as to why this is an LSB issue.  Does the LSB generally require
>> support for 32-bit objects on 64-bit platforms?
> No, in fact it's the case that LSB presents seven independent ABIs
> with no real nod to the possibility that some machines may have
> applications for two (or more!) of them. But it's typical for stuff
> like this to come up in the course of discussion since on a few
> platforms the multi-model stuff is quite important in practice.

OK.  Well, now I understand why the issue is relevant.

We seem close anyway.  I'll make sure that issue is handled.

- jek3

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