Layered Distribution

10 thoughts
last posted Sept. 8, 2012, 7:16 a.m.

1 earlier thought


If we start from the operating system level, an OS has two major plugin frameworks: user space applications and hardware drivers.

There are also two major levels of compatibility: Source level (aka API) compatibility, which only benefits users sophisticated enough to build their own binaries, and binary (aka ABI) compatibility, which is necessary to support end users without software build capabilities.

8 later thoughts