Reply to post: Re: The processor really shouldn't matter to applications these days.

Now Microsoft ports Windows 10, Linux to homegrown CPU design

DrXym Silver badge

Re: The processor really shouldn't matter to applications these days.

I don't mean built from source. I mean the rpm / deb contains compiled binary as LLVM bitcode and then during installation the binary is turned into a native executable. This is relatively quick step to perform and doesn't require an entire development toolchain.

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From an app's perspective it means shipping a single package that could be used on any supported architecture. It means the product could be instrumented with additional security checks configured by the administrator, modified to run in a sandbox / virtual environment and other things of that nature.

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