architecture neutral distribution format

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Architecture Neutral Distribution Format definition

programming, operating system
(ANDF) An emerging OSF standard for software distribution. Programs are compiled into ANDF before distribution and executables are produced from it for the local target system. This allows software to be developed and distributed in a single version then installed on a variety of hardware.
See also UNCOL.
["Architecture Neutral Distribution Format: A White Paper", Open Software Foundation, Nov 1990].
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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