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hello everybody

so over the years, luckily, a lot of source code has been officially released, however, unfortunately with the time most of those resulted in forks that ended loosing up the touch with the original releases so at the moment is virtually impossible to find solid codes/builds which still stay consistent with the original releases. it's not that the people at these forks aren't good developers or "doesn't know" what they are doing, I'm pretty sure they are actually in most cases at least as technically skilled as the official dev teams (if it's not that they were part of them), however at the same time is also quite obvious that these codes haven't gone through any important testing process as commercial software does so these forks most often than not, and even if they fix most of the bugs present at the original releases, introduce bugs, incompatibilities and/or simply even if they don't, they just work differently. also most of these forks introduce new features or simply changes that while supposedly of general interest most often than not just lack any purpose for a particular use and simply introduce a unnecessary layer more of complexity instead.

then having that in mind I believe it would be a good idea to have binaries as close as possible to the original source code releases tested and optimized to work on actual systems and/or situations thus in this category I'll go posting binaries to various useful tools and/or programs as they were released. most of this releases are for the most part in essence the very same ones that uses itself so they are well tested and should work on most circumstances. these codes are for the most part GPL then feel free to grab any of these codes and use them as a base to customize them and add any features you see fit for your particular purpose.

ideally on this category I would post at least windows and linux binaries for 32 and 64 bit systems, however in practice I know that at least by now I'll can only make it to generic i386 linux builds since that's what has been tested the most and what's supposed to run virtually anywhere. in the future I'll be looking forward at least to add windows support and/or specific targeted builds (may be even some 64 bit builds) however there's no plans to have any mac support at

unless totally re-architecture, something which is not the goal of these builds, just "porting" (compile) these codes for 64 bits isn't really going to have any significant impact other than "facility" of use with modern operative systems (32 bit code is actually considered legacy and thus has been started to be phased out even from major distros), in the best case you'll end up just operating on the lower bytes of your cpu 64 bit mode registers (exactly like you would with full size 32 bit mode registers) and in the worst case you'll end up just processing dummy data (and therefor performing more inefficiently). actually 64 bit mode may have a slight advantadge in the fact that most 64 bit libraries are currently better architecture and more optimized than their 32 bit mode counterparts, however the overall impact of this fact while noticeable isn't very important for the most part.

these builds have been created in a modern 2017 Fedora 25 environment you can get a lightweight Fedora 25 32 bit live image to test them out (or even using it as your own operative system if you like it) here, to get started with it just burn that iso into a dvd (if you don't have a dvd drive then just put it into a usb instead) and boot from it.

ok, nothing more, I just hope that these Legacy Fail Safe Builds here at are of use to you, for any help feel free to drop a message or participate at the forum here, however keep in mind that is not the purpose of these builds teach you how to use them or what to do with them, its supposed you already have that knoleadge.

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