Recompile Intel app for PPC

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Hrududu, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    First off a disclaimer: I am not a developer or programmer in any sense beyond creating Hypercard stacks. Has anyone here any knowledge of the possibility of converting a fairly simple app from its native Intel to Universal? Is that something that can be done?
     
  2. Orizence macrumors 6502

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    usually only if you have the source code available you can compile it as a universal binary, but that usually still needs some codimg ninja skills (think of tenfourfox). Although some apps only the installer won't run on ppc but the app itself is universal.
     
  3. Hrududu thread starter macrumors 68020

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  4. Bug-Creator macrumors 6502

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    Even if you had the sources it could still be a massive undertaking depending on the age of of tha code.

    Apple has depreciated many APIs still found in 10.5 and added a many more new ones. As a result 2 apps doing the same for 10.4/5 and 10.9/10 will have very little in common on the source level.
     

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