[OS X TeX] Threads on MacIntel

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Sat Jun 11 13:33:55 CEST 2005

On Jun 10, 2005, at 15:59, Fernando Pereira wrote:

> On Jun 10, 2005, at 8:14 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:
>> "Our initial analysis and prediction of a smooth transition still 
>> appears to be accurate, even after a few days of review and 
>> analysis," Siegel said in an e-mail interview. "There are some 
>> adjustments to be made, but nothing particularly daunting."
> Swinging this back to TeX on OS X... The issues are different for TeX 
> (and its command-line support programs) and for front-ends like 
> TexShop. We know that TeX and its companions work fine on x86. The 
> problem will not be with the code itself, but rather with the 
> availability of development tools and systems to create fat binaries 
> for these applications. In particular, it's not clear yet whether fat 
> binaries can be built in a standard command-line *nix way, which is 
> what the build processes for those programs require.

There is no problem here. The C-compiler recognizes (always has 
recognized) the -arch flag. Hence

	gcc -arch i386 -arch -ppc

will get you a fat binary. And I do plan to have a multiple-binary 
distribution of TeX ready as soo as I can.


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