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BeOS adopts ELF/EGCS

Dan Wineman (not to mention about 20 other people!) writes "According to the latest Be Developer Letter, BeOS Release 4 for Intel will switch from the PE binary format and Metrowerks tools to ELF and egcs, unfortunately breaking binary compatibility. No continued support for the old format is planned, but at least we get a symbolic debugger... " Looks like they are going with the GNU libraries, as well. I, for one, am certainly glad to hear it. Sounds like an example of a corporate adoption of free software gone well, since it should make for faster, more efficent programs, while reducing Be's business costs.
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BeOS adopts ELF/EGCS

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