It is any software which is written for Linux but only for X86 platforms.
I repeat, what exactly? So far nobody has offered an example. I was hoping you might.
The company I work for developed Windows software because that was and is the dominant desktop platform and what the overwhelming majority of our target market use.
Fair enough. I can understand that. There are diminishing returns in supporting lesser used platforms.
Unfortunately the tools we chose do not support creating ARM executables and there is currently no compelling business case for delivering those.
I don't understand that part. What tools are you using? Clearly not GCC or such that can build ARM and other architecture binaries as easily as x86.
How is wanting or desiring something "whinging" ?
Wanting or desiring something is not "whining". Whining about what you have not been given is "whining".
It's like the five year old boy opening a Christmas present from his grandmother then throwing a tantrum because it is not what he wanted, rather than be thankful for what he did get and the effort behind it.
And it's an utterly ridiculous notion that anyone and everyone wanting or desiring something should be involved in making that a reality.
The only reason the human race makes any progress is because occasionally someone gets off their butt and does something to create what they want, rather than sitting around taking about it and waiting for someone else to do it.
There is nothing wrong in wanting or desiring things which one has no capability or hope of delivering themself.
OK, fair enough. I have dreamed of having a computer since I was 10 years old. Even if I had little idea about what they really were. At the time they were huge and cost millions of dollars. Clearly not something I could make myself. We all have dreams.
The bottom line for me is that Eben Upton conceived the Raspberry Pi and spent some years in making it happen. For the first time in human history making a full up serious OS running computer available to the masses for an incredibly low cost.
Since then the Pi has evolved and progressed massively, for the same low cost.
And still people "whine" that it is not what they want. I have no sympathy for that attitude.
Memory in C++ is a leaky abstraction .