Will stripping executable code for an unwanted platform stop an app from working? What savings are to be gained?
No longer relies on the tool lipo, but inspects Universal Binary information, which is quicker. A Universal App.
Time Machine has been using snapshots since High Sierra. How can it then use them to make backups to APFS volumes in Big Sur?
Now runs properly on all versions of macOS from Sierra to Big Sur beta 3, on both Intel and Apple Silicon Macs.
How easy is it to read the start of a Universal Binary and work out whether it supports Apple Silicon?
A new tool for Mints checks executables for ARM64 code, and lists the Universal Binaries it finds in folders. And it fixes log colours.
New version for Mojave and later improves accuracy of detection of Universal binaries which can run on Apple Silicon.
macOS 11.0 will identify itself differently according to the SDK used, and an environment variable does the same for scripts.
Apple warns that “Rosetta translation applies to an entire process, including all code modules that the process loads dynamically” – here are some implications.
New approach to reading logs which enables you to follow conversations between sub-systems and services you’re interested in without messing with predicates.