Possible to slip-stream Rosetta into 10.7?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Joshuarocks, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Joshuarocks

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    Hello,

    We all know thus far that 10.7 is not going to support Rosetta, but is there a way to slip-stream somehow the rosetta package from Snow Leopard into Lion for rosetta support? For me, this is a no brainer as I already have multitudes of PowerPC macs up and running alongside the Mac Pro and my Mac Pro seems quite happy with the company of my PowerPC macs :)

    But, has anyone attempted to get Rosetta slip-streamed into the installer to allow it to install on 10.7?

    I would hate for those who get new macs with only 10.7 on it not to be able to use rosetta for older powerpc apps(some powerpc apps were the greatest compared to what we have now, e.g: appleworks and games).
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    No, PPC is completely gone.

    A good example of how much of it is gone is that if you even try to compile the smallest app with PPC listed as an architecture you will get at least 9,000 errors related to missing information.
     
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    bedifferent

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    You think anyone will release a standalone PPC emulation application such as Parallel's or would it still require Lion to carry over necessary kext's?
     
  4. macrumors 68040

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    Windows is a hugely popular, current platform while PowerPC has been dwindling in use and support since 2006. The market for a PowerPC emulation environment would be tiny yet possibly more complex than Parallels or VMWare.
     
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    bedifferent

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    True dat. Oh well. Third party companies will recode their products when Lion is released. I'm eager for the next beta, it'll be a month this Thursday.
     

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