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7056Re: [wpmac] PPC Apps in Lion?

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  • sardisson
    Oct 21, 2011
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      --- In wordperfectmac@yahoogroups.com, "Randy B. Singer" <randy@...> wrote:
      > It turns out that others have wondered if Rosetta could be made to
      > run under Lion, and so they experimented with installing Rosetta in
      > Lion. It turns out that Apple was very serious about discontinuing
      > Rosetta when they created Lion. They didn't just remove Rosetta from
      > Lion, the modified the entire OS right down to the kernel so that
      > everything in the OS that Rosetta needed to hook into is gone.
      > Lion's kernel doesn't support Rosetta even if Rosetta is installed.
      > See:
      > Rosetta does NOT run. Killed by OS kernel (in German):
      > <http://www.heise.de/mac-and-i/news/foren/S-rosetta-laeuft-NICHT-Im-
      > Kernel-und-im-OS-Userspace-stillgelegt-lesen/forum-205855/
      > msg-20536984/read/>
      > [Very poor] English translation:
      > http://is.gd/dPaLLm

      It's not clear from that article (at least not from the English translation), but even if Rosetta-the-process was able to run on 10.7, Apple removed the PPC code from the OS libraries and frameworks in 10.7, so applications themselves couldn't run, because all the OS methods they call won't be found.

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