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Re: Apple's Developer Transition Kit

On Thu, 9 Jun 2005, Johannes Berg wrote:

Mike S wrote:

And for people who also run the mac os (like me) by a universal binary, is that code that is not dependent on the processor, but on the os? So like it would run on either a ppc mac or the new one, as long as they have the mac os?

No. Or maybe a universal binary is like the 'FAT' binaries in that it contains code for both architectures. Not sure.

And is this basically going to be like when mac switched from the 68k to the PowerPC Chip, where the PPC chip ran stuff from 68k,

I don't think they'll add a ppc emulator, so probably no.

IIRC - the NextStep .app packaging system allows you to store binaries
for mulitple hardware architectures in the same application folder...

And there is a PowerPC emulator included in the operating system shipped
with the developer package.  It seems pretty limited as to what it can
emulate (i.e. no altivec, etc - I think it's mentioned in a few places
on the web) but from reports so far, it's better than what people
expected ...


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