portability, java and Apple

Alexandre Bergel bergel at iam.unibe.ch
Thu Jan 26 20:55:16 UTC 2006

Stupid question, but softwares that are PPC-based, will they work on  
the new intel-based model ? Do they provide a kind of emulator as it  
is for the ClassicMac ?


Am Jan 26, 2006 um 8:47 PM schrieb Jason Rogers:

> On 1/26/06, Philippe Marschall <philippe.marschall at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2006/1/26, tim Rowledge <tim at rowledge.org>:
>>> Spotted a note on wired.com about the powerPC-intel transition;
>>> "Java-based applications compiled for PowerPC chips are broken, such
>>> as file-sharing client LimeWire; and so are any appli..."
>>> Um, pardon me but wasn't java supposed to be portable? Yes, I
>>> understand that this is at least partly to do with the JNI nonsense
>>> but really - does no one ever learn?
>> So they need to be recompiled like squeak plugins?
> touché
> --
> Jason Rogers
> "Where there is no vision, the people perish..."
>     Proverbs 29:18

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