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Session

LINA: Cross-platform Linux Binaries

Nile Geisinger, CTO, Lina
Saill White, VP Product Development, Lina

Track: Linux
Date: Thursday, July 26
Time: 2:35pm - 3:20pm
Location: D136

LINA revolutionizes open source distribution by enabling developers to compile their code into Linux binaries that run with native look and feel on any operating system, including Windows, Mac OS X, and all flavors of Unix.

How does LINA bypass the traditional roadblocks in the way of true portability? Recompilation is unpractical and does not solve the dependency problems that appear on different operating systems. System call mapping causes portability issues when calls cannot be mapped. Standard virtualization solutions make applications portable at the cost of being unintegrated with the host operating system. None of these solutions enable native look and feel and deep integration across different operating systems.

In this session we will explain how the unique architecture of LINA overcomes the traditional problems of binary portability among operating systems. We will explain in detail how LINA enables Linux binaries to run in a deeply integrated manner with native look and feel on foreign operating systems. And we will close by describing features currently being built into LINA and how those features tie into the LINA community's goals of enabling the widespread replacement of proprietary software with open source.