Intel versus Universal

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P. Phillips

11 Aug, 2022 05:36 PM

Does Moneydance have any plans to Compile a version into a " Universal " Version in-order to not require invoking the Rosetta 2 to function.

As Apple Migrated to Apple Silicon - there will come a time when the Emulator Rosetta 2 can and will not longer be available to run Intel Only Based Applications.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ethan on 13 Aug, 2022 10:18 PM

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    I'm not quite sure what you mean by a Universal Version. We do intend on releasing a version that can run natively on the newer Mac chips without Rosetta, if that's what you're asking, although I can't speculate on when that will be released. I don't think that's "universal" though, as Apple is sort of the one preventing a universal option, but let me know if I've misunderstood your question.

    Ethan
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  2. 2 Posted by P. Phillips on 13 Aug, 2022 10:30 PM

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    Rosetta 2

    Rosetta 2 in built into macOS Big Sur and Monterey. It only available on Apple Computer with the Silicon M1 / M2 CPU.

    There are three categories / types of software that can run on the Operations System.

    Only Intel Binary Code. This is software will invoke Rosetta 2 to translate the Intel binaries so the operating system can understand and execute the Application. The Applications must be 64 Bit to function on Big Sur and Monterey

    Universal Binary Software. It contains Both Intel and M1 ARMs binary code and refer to ( Universal 2 ) When the user installs a 64 bit Application that contains Both Intel and M1 ARMs binaries - depending on factors, the Operating System may or may not invoke Rosetta 2.

    “ Apple Silicon “ Checking in System Information >> Applications >> as of now, only see One Application classified as Apple Silicon and that is “ Rosetta 2 Updater “.

    That would make perfect sense since it is specifically designed to operate only on Apple Silicon M1 / M2 ARMs based computers

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