Need advice on MacOS standalones and externals

Marian Petrides, MD mpetrides at
Sun Nov 10 00:30:23 EST 2013

Universal creates an app that will run on both PowerPC Macs and on Intel Macs. As a consequence, such an app is larger than an Intel-only app. That's the only downside I can see to selecting Universal. OTOH, If PowerPC is truly irrelevant to your users (as you stated in your query), why bloat your app?

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> On Nov 9, 2013, at 8:40 PM, "Paul D. DeRocco" <pderocco at> wrote:
> Most of my LC work has been Windows-centered, but I need to get some
> things running on the Mac, and they involve an external. I've installed LC
> and Xcode 5 on a laptop running MacOS 10.8, but I can't get LC to see my
> external.
> When I make a standalone, LC lets me enable any combination of
> "Universal", "PowerPC Only", or "Intel Only". PowerPC is irrelevant, but
> which do I choose, Universal or Intel?
> Also, when building my external, Xcode lets me choose between 32-bit and
> 64-bit. Does that have to match the IDE's bit width to use under the IDE?
> Does it have to match the standalone to use with the standalone? Which do
> I choose?
> -- 
> Ciao,               Paul D. DeRocco
> Paul                mailto:pderocco at 
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