[Bf-committers] Linux + Blender faq

Hans Lambermont bf-committers@blender.org
Wed, 4 Aug 2004 14:47:54 +0200

Juan J. Pena Mena wrote:

> * Why are they 2 versions of Blender for Linux? What does the static/dynamic mean?
> Actually there are 4 versions of Blender for Linux, two for x386 processors and two for PowerPC processors.  For each processor family we have dynamic and statics flavors available. (2 x 2 = 4).

The alpha port is officially dead ? Sad.

> No. A binary plug-in should be compiled specifically for the same platform where Blender is running (and usually for the same Blender version). If the plug-in has a .dll extension it is intended to be used on Windows, if it has a .so extension then it is compiled to run on Linux.

.so is for all sorts of unixes, not only linux.

-- Hans