OpenOffice on MacIntel?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by macd00d, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. macd00d macrumors newbie

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    I've read that NeoOffice is not supported under Rosetta. Is this also true for OpenOffice? If someone out there with a new Core-Duo iMac could check this out and let me know... I would appreciate!
     
  2. shrimpdesign macrumors 6502a

    shrimpdesign

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    I've heard that NeoOffice uses some kinda Java thing for the interface (?). And Java isn't running very well (or not at all) on the Intel Macs. OpenOffice uses X11, I believe, and should run fine as long as x11 is Universal B.
     
  3. NeuronBasher macrumors regular

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    From what I understand, Java runs fine on Intel Macs, it's JNI code that was compiled for PPC that is the issue. It stands to reason that Rosetta can't jump in for only part of a process, so since Java is native the JNI code that OpenOffice uses will have to be recompiled for Intel.
     
  4. bugfaceuk macrumors 6502

    bugfaceuk

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    I've seen no reported problems running Java apps on new intel macs. Some confusion about whether the UB version of the java is used.
     

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