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KPOM

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For what it’s worth, on their support forums, someone from CodeWeavers said they think that their WINE product CrossOver will still work on Macs with Apple Silicon, though they haven’t tried it yet. That could be an option for those who have compatible Windows apps that want to continue running them on Macs.

Of course, that’s only for as long as Apple bundles Rosetta (unless they get around to writing a new translation layer). They did get 32-bit apps working under Catalina by writing a 64-bit process that translates 32-bit instructions into 64-bit code, so that’s encouraging for the future.
 

Tech198

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would be good, but i don't see how they make a statement like that because they can't even test it unless one of them just happens to have the "ARM based Mac mini for developers only" kit.

I don't think their would be any reason to think Rosetta would stay,, what would be the difference between PowerPC tradition where it didn't stick around either ?

The olny exception, perhaps to give more time for developers to test their Intel based apps.. but the outcome is still gonna be the same..

It'll go eventually. The way I see i it either:

a). get new way to run it on Silicon
b). keep current Intel Mac around just for gaming for other stuff Silicon won't support.

Paid apps/games i reckon would have more advantage over free ones, simply because their is some incentive to do it.

But really, its basically "The final staw that broke the camels back"
 
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leman

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would be good, but i don't see how they make a statement like that because they can't even test it unless one of them just happens to have the "ARM based Mac mini for developers only" kit.

If Rosetta works as Apple claims it does, it should support WINE. After all, it’s not different from any other x86-64 application that loads executable code on runtime.
 

jdb8167

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would be good, but i don't see how they make a statement like that because they can't even test it unless one of them just happens to have the "ARM based Mac mini for developers only" kit.

I don't think their would be any reason to think Rosetta would stay,, what would be the difference between PowerPC tradition where it didn't stick around either ?

The olny exception, perhaps to give more time for developers to test their Intel based apps.. but the outcome is still gonna be the same..

It'll go eventually. The way I see i it either:

a). get new way to run it on Silicon
b). keep current Intel Mac around just for gaming for other stuff Silicon won't support.

Paid apps/games i reckon would have more advantage over free ones, simply because their is some incentive to do it.

But really, its basically "The final staw that broke the camels back"
I think Rosetta 2 might stick around. The previous version was licensed by Apple and the product was bought by IBM and looked like it was killed (with IBM it is sometimes hard to tell.) If Rosetta 2 is developed in house then there would be less reason to kill it.
 

KPOM

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I think Rosetta 2 might stick around. The previous version was licensed by Apple and the product was bought by IBM and looked like it was killed (with IBM it is sometimes hard to tell.) If Rosetta 2 is developed in house then there would be less reason to kill it.
I’m sure Apple wants developers to write native code, so eventually Rosetta 2 will go away.
 
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