[futurebasic] Re: [FB] [XFB] Universal Binaries

Message: < previous - next > : Reply : Subscribe : Cleanse
Home   : March 2006 : Group Archive : Group : All Groups

From: Brian Stevens <brilor@...>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 12:49:47 -0700
On Mar 24, 2006, at 11:38 AM, Ted Spencer wrote:

> When Intel Classic appears in 10.5, presumably an old 68k app will  
> come to life, squeeze itself through a series of interpreters, and  
> run faster than it did in the old days. Won't it?

No. There are changes about to happen soon, so everyone should plan  
carefully if they have applications that run only in OS 9 or in  
Classic under X.

Classic will be eliminated on Intel machines. The only way to run  
applications that require OS 9/Classic will be to have a PowerPC- 
based machine running either native OS 9 or running X with Classic  
installed. Apple has been very generous by supporting OS 9 via  
Classic even though OS 9 has been unsupported for years. Of course,  
if you aren't buying a new Intel mac soon, there is less concern. I  
know there are many of us running Classic applications, so make sure  
you are prepared.

Brian S.