#152 Mac OS X Universal Binary

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2009-09-19
2008-04-06
Anonymous
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Kompozer seems to be recognized as a PowerPC binary.

Could you please recompile to make a Mac OS X universal binary that supports both i386 and PowerPC?

Both Kompozer and NVU are still PowerPC only. While this works on Intel based macs, this would make the app run faster when used on Intel based macs.

Hopefully (!) this should be a simple recompile.

It would be greatly appreciated.

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    I use Kompozer on Windows XP as well as OS X 10.4. On the PC, the program is responsive, but so slugggish on my MacBook as to be unusable. I sure wish a native-Intel compilation were made.

     
  • Yes! Please create a Universal Binary. Intel chips have been used in Macs for quite a while now and so many people are using Intel Macs these days. Well, when you buy a new Mac, you don't have the choice to get a PowerPC version (obviously!). Also, Mac usage has skyrocketed. So many more people seem to be buying the new Macs so a universal binary is ever the more important.

    Thanks!

     
  • Julia B.
    Julia B.
    2009-09-18

    You can find all download details on this web page: http://kompozer.net/download.php
    There is PPC / universal binaries for 0.7 and 0.8a versions.

     
  • Julia B.
    Julia B.
    2009-09-18

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  • Julia B.
    Julia B.
    2009-09-18

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  • To be sharp: KompoZer 0.7 is only available as a PPC build. It can run (slowly) on MacIntel through Rosetta, which means it won't work on Snow Leopard. It would require a lot of work to build an Intel binary, and we won't do it.

    KompoZer 0.8 is still in alpha stage but is available as a universal binary (PPC + Intel). It's already very stable, and we recommend all MacIntel users to upgrade to KompoZer 0.8.

     
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