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Old Feb 27th, 2011, 10:32 AM   #1
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OS X Lion: Rosetta out

I just read on AppleInsider that OS X Lion will not include Rosetta.

I understand the purpose of Rosetta and I believe it will auto load if required,
But how can I tell if it is in fact on my machine and in use?

I'm not aware of any notice that it was installed/required or operating, I've searched with spotlight and found nothing, so I assume it's not required.

I'm only curious because I'd like to know if some possibly important plug-in/extension relies on Rosetta to function properly - before I (eventually) upgrade.

Any thoughts appreciated

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Old Feb 27th, 2011, 11:52 AM   #2
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Activity Monitor has a top menu item "Kind" this column will show if any PPC Apps are running, thus indicating the need and indeed the use of Rosetta.
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Old Feb 27th, 2011, 12:13 PM   #3
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If you haven't seen a prompt, then it probably isn't running. I've only seen it when considering running/installing PPC apps just last week. I clicked no because I like the way things run right now and don't want to mess with them haha
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Old Feb 27th, 2011, 01:06 PM   #4
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Lion won't include Java Run-Time (built-in) or Front Row either. None of this worries me, as I've never used Front Row, haven't had Rosetta installed for a couple of years now and Java will install when needed. (I use JAlbum, so I will be using it!)

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When users attempt to run a Java app, Lion offers to look online for a version it can install, and will download and install a slightly newer version than is currently available for Snow Leopard today
AppleInsider | Mac OS X Lion drops Front Row, Java runtime, Rosetta
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Old Feb 27th, 2011, 02:26 PM   #5
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From my understanding and reading about Lion OS 10.7 and Rosetta is that there will ne NO use of or any implementation Rosetta at all. Period.

ie: just like 10.6 SL killed any use of AppleTalk, Rosetta will be going the same way.

So anything that relies on Rosetta will NOT work - plug-ins etc. included. ie: any PPC listed code stuff as mentioned.
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Old Feb 27th, 2011, 04:05 PM   #6
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Thanks for the tip - didn't think of that.

Just checked, the only PPC running at the moment is two small apps,
N067U_Buttonmanager.apps & N124U_Buttonmanager.apps, both are part of system (parent process - Lauchd (112)

Seems a bit strange to me - I'm running 10.6.4 on a new iMac, everything else is "Intel". I assume that they will be replaced/changed in 10.6.5 or.6 or lion.

I'll have check on what gets loaded when I open various programs (ie CS3 or older small apps like ScanGear CS etc.) I have way too much old (like me) stuff floating around which I should pitch out

Thanks all
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I don't see this being much of a problem with the average user really. I don't think anything I use is ppc anymore on my Mini. Since Lion is intel (Core 2 Duo and up) its impact should be minimal. Anyone with an older machine running Tiger or Leopard that require ppc by default probably have a set workflow that they wont change.
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Old Feb 27th, 2011, 04:31 PM   #8
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I think the previous version of Microsoft Office was a PPC app so it sucks for anyone with Office 2008
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Old Feb 27th, 2011, 04:45 PM   #9
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MS Office '08 is Intel based as I have been checking my own setup for what's installed.

See my post in Apple updates OS X Lion feature page

I was enquiring how to find any and all PPC stuff that's installed on my Intel iMac. especially regarding a lot of plug-ins etc. that aren't always showing what code they are using.
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Old Feb 27th, 2011, 05:25 PM   #10
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oh ok I thought I remember it making me install rosetta when I put office on my mac
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