Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Bye Bye Rosetta & Adios Eudora!

With Apple's announcement of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion came the news that PowerPC binary translator technology "Rosetta" will be dropped for the OS revision. While Rosetta has allowed many PowerPC apps to continue to run, and made transitioning from PowerPC to Intel quite smooth, it has now largely become a hindrance keeping many Mac users stubbornly on out of date PPC apps.

Here at Go Go the biggest offender is Eudora for which many of our HiEd contacts refuse to give up or simply have become stuck in it due to the overwhelming migration woes it carries.

With Rosetta finally coming to an end, the pill will finally have to be swallowed, and apps such as Office 2004, Fugu and the aforementioned Eudora will finally come to a technological end. While we will miss Eudora's cute Pigs who faithfully alert you of new mail, we won't miss Eudora's tendency to implode on itself. Appropriate for the moment, "that'll do, Pig. That'll do."

Go Go

1 comment:

  1. Fugu 1.2.0 builds easily in Xcode 3.1.4. I have a Universal binary of it built.