Re: Intel Inside
- From: Tom Harrington <tph@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 16:12:09 -0600
In article <uce-85EA55.17430501092005@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Gregory Weston <uce@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> In article <df7hi3$27s$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
> Dave Seaman <dseaman@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Thu, 1 Sep 2005 14:09:57 -0400, LaManchaDQ wrote:
> > > There is a lot of hand-wringing here and other places about this change.
> > > Fact is no one knows for shure how things are going to be in detail. But
> > > certainly the OS has to change in order to run on an Intel chip. Current
> > > programs compiled for the PowerPC chip will not run on an Intel chip
> > > without
> > > recompiling at minimum.
> > That's not true because of Rosetta, a translator that runs PowerPC
> > binaries on Intel Macs. Recompilation is encouraged, but is not
> > mandatory.
> For most things. A couple of my things will need to be native to be
> useful, because Rosetta doesn't support plugins that are a different
> architecture than the host app.
Right-- for me, doing a universal binary is more or less mandatory if I
want to stay in business.
Tom "Tom" Harrington
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