Possible to install & use Mail.app from Lion with SL?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by VirtualRain, Mar 22, 2011.

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    VirtualRain

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    Is it possible to try the new mail.app on snow leopard? Has anyone done this? Any speculation as to whether it would even run?
     
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    The built-in app in MacOS X almost always are built against the API for that version of MacOS X, so will not run on previous versions.
     
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    IIeBoy

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    Might there be any way around that? Has anyone actually tested this?
     
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    I'll check... I have Lion on my MacBook Pro, and was just now Googling wanting to use Mail 5 on my Mac Pro. Replying after I can get it copied over.
     
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    Nope... sorry. "You have Mac OS X 10.6.7. The application requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later."
     

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    It might be possible to edit the plist file to bypass the version check. Doubt it would function properly, though.
     
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    I tried... It still didn't work. It's akin to trying to run an iOS app in OS X.
     
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    IIeBoy

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    That's a real bummer but thanks anyway for trying. I'm just concerned Lion isn't stable enough to use yet as it stands.

    When is the next beta version due?
     
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    calderone

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    But Mail is? Lol.
     
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    IIeBoy

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    One slightly unstable but irresistible new app is better than a whole beta OS.
     
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    roadbloc

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    That would be because it is a developer preview. Why not just wait until Lion is released?
     
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    IIeBoy

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    roadbloc, it's not uncommon for people to get excited about Apple products before they are released. That's why!
     

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