Need 32-bit version for Mac

Bug #1066397 reported by Richard Gaskin on 2012-10-13
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu One Client
Ubuntu One Client Engineering team

Bug Description

1. Download the DMG on any non-64-bit Mac
2. Open it and try to run the Ubuntu One app
RESULT: OS Error dialog:
"You can't open the application Ubuntu because it is not supported on this type of Mac."

Expected result: Since the Ubuntu One client for OS X is said to run on all systems from 10.6.8 and later, I had hoped it would have been compiled for 32-bit compatibility. My Mac has a Core Duo processor, which is 32-bit (as opposed to the Core2 Duo which is 64-bit), and if we had a compile for 32-bit Macs I'd finally be able to switch from DropBox.

I would much rather use Ubuntu One over DropBox, but until there's a compile for 32-bit Macs I can't switch. Thanks for considering this.

Mac profile:
OS X 10.6.8
Hardware Overview:
  Model Name: MacBook Pro
  Model Identifier: MacBookPro1,2
  Processor Name: Intel Core Duo
  Processor Speed: 2.16 GHz
  Number Of Processors: 1
  Total Number Of Cores: 2
  L2 Cache: 2 MB
  Memory: 2 GB
  Bus Speed: 667 MHz
  Boot ROM Version: MBP12.0061.B03
  SMC Version (system): 1.5f10
  Serial Number (system): W863848ATHY
  Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-001B633B1C61
  Sudden Motion Sensor:
  State: Enabled

Mike McCracken (mikemc) on 2012-10-22
tags: added: u1-darwin
Changed in ubuntuone-client:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
Mike McCracken (mikemc) wrote :

Hi, this is currently a low priority, although it's not a lot of work if someone wants to help. (I'm more than happy to be a guide)

For reference, the major piece that currently requires 64-bit is the fsevents daemon, which uses features of the 'new' (64 only) ObjC runtime. Changing it to work with 32 is not a major design change but does touch a lot of that code.

The Qt we build with is also currently just 64 bit, even though brew claims it configured with --universal, so there's something we'll have to look at also, if we decide to tackle this.

Leo Arias (elopio) on 2012-10-22
Changed in ubuntuone-client:
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu One Client Engineering team (ubuntuone-client-engineering)
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