Mac / BarFly users beware…
Just a note to mention to you Mac users that OSX Lion, which is set to be released this month, will kill your ability to run BarFly as an ABC editor/player. I just installed the developer version of Lion on one of my laptops, and was surprised to see that I couldn’t run BarFly.
The Lion OS drops support for Rosetta, which is the software that Apple released when they first switched from PowerPC chips to Intel chips in Macs. Basically, Rosetta works as a translator to run old PPC applications on Intel Macs. But they’re finally trying to make the transition away from supporting the PPC architecture.
I have sent a note to Phil about BarFly, asking whether he’s got any plans for an Intel-native version.
But for the time being, if you rely on BarFly, I would recommend staying away from OSX Lion. (Other than that, it’s really a slick upgrade, with lots of neat features!)