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Mon Sep 28 12:00:37 PDT 2015

products, none of which ever ran on OS X, to ask me if I could
re-release them.  I expect I could earn quite a good income doing
nothing other than selling QuickLetter, which was written largely in
68k assembly code and never even ported to PowerPC.

(It was built on the same CoreEdit as MacWrite was.)
Michael David Crawford, Baritone
mdcrawford at

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On Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 9:13 AM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at> wro=
> On Nov 12, 2015, at 10:58 AM, Michael David Crawford wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 5:43 AM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>>> On Nov 12, 2015, at 6:55 AM, Michael David Crawford wrote:
>>>> There have been plenty of times that the only Mac available to me for
>>>> development has been my mother's Tiger G4 iMac.  I was at least able
>>>> to install a PowerPC backport of Firefox.
>>>> What was most upsetting to me when I used it was that I often had to
>>>> build my own tools from source, because the powerpc binaries had been
>>>> withdrawn.
>>> Not sure if you were talking about MacPorts or other projects, but MacP=
orts has never offered PowerPC binaries. We started offering binaries with =
OS X 10.6, for x86_64 only.
>> Not MacPorts specifically but that has been my experience with
>> numerous software packages.
> In many cases, the software is no longer compatible with the older versio=
ns of OS X required for PowerPC machines, so they couldn't provide a binary=
 if they wanted to because it won't compile anymore. Though there probably =
are other projects that would still work on PowerPC but binaries aren't pro=
vided because few people use PowerPC machines anymore. In any case, it's a =
matter you would have to take up with the particular project in question.

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