Rev 2.7.4 questions about building standalones

Malte Brill revolution at derbrill.de
Sun Oct 1 09:52:34 CDT 2006


Hi Steve,

> If the Universal version will work both on Intel Mac
> computers as well as non-Intel Mac OS X computers, what would be  
> the advantage
> of including the "Power PC only" or "Intel only" versions when  
> distributing
> one's application, since the Universal version would seem to work  
> on both kinds
> of computers?

One reason might be filesize. Universal apps are twice as big. The  
other is, running universal apps requires Os X.3.9 or higher, so if  
you want to support X.2 or smaller you need a power PC only compile.  
I am happy to have all options, as "Universal Binary" is the buzzword  
du jour when releasing new Mac apps at the moment. Many people over  
here think, if it is no universal binary, it is not a good app.  
Therefore Intel only is out of the game for me for a while, but might  
be reasonable if I want to release an app. that is very resource  
hungry and requires a modern computer to work reliably.

My 2 € cent,

Malte



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