Intel-only Applications

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by nrd, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. nrd macrumors member

    Mar 8, 2005
    New Jersey
    I know that Monolingual will trim down additional languages and will de-universal applications that are written for only one architecture. Are there any tools that I can use to de-PPC the apps that came with my MacBook? Do I have to recompile from source? I've already compiled Firefox, VLC, and KisMAC as Intel-only for my machine, but the impact space-wise will be much more significant if I can trim down the Apple supplied applications.

    Thanks for your insightful replies. :)
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    You could do it one app at a time on the command line with lipo (might be installed with the Developer tools). As there is a command line tool to do it I'd be surprised if there is not already a GUI front end for it.

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