Quicken 2007 May Run on OS X Lion, Even With Rosetta Dead

quicken2007Earlier in the week it was reported that PowerPC-emulation software Rosetta will be killed off in OS X Lion. This is of particular concern to users of older apps like Quicken 2007 (which is still for sale) which some users favor because the current version of Quicken Essentials for Mac is missing numerous features that the 2007 version had.

Aaron Patzer, VP/GM of Intuit's Personal Finance Group spoke with The Mac Observer about the intricacies of Intuit's codebase.

Mr. Patzer explained that the PowerPC codebase for Quicken For Mac 2007 was started decades ago and has many intricacies -- including its own custom-built database engine -- that are very much PowerPC specific. Simply porting this code over to Intel is not possible and would require a significant amount of work. So much so that Intuit decided to focus those resources on developing an entirely new application, Quicken Essentials for Mac.

But what of Rosetta and Quicken 2007 and OS X Lion? Intuit is reportedly working with Apple to embed the necessary parts of Rosetta in Quicken 2007 to get it to run on Lion.

The project has been underway for the past few months, with Intuit working to possibly embed specific Rosetta libraries into Quicken For Mac 2007 to get it to run. This, too, is not a simple project and may never come to fruition.

It's a massive project and may never work, but they are working on it. We should know more by the end of the summer.

Top Rated Comments

inket Avatar
143 months ago
If they're not willing to update their app (with all features) for Rosetta-free Lion then they definitely don't deserve their users' money.
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cougarcat Avatar
143 months ago
Weird. Sounds like it would be easier just to start over and build the damn thing from the ground up.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
longofest Avatar
143 months ago
That sounds like a kludge if I ever heard of one. Wouldn't it be nice if Intuit put those R&D dollars into making a new, decent version of Quicken for Mac?
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
brand Avatar
143 months ago
Instead of developing an acceptable version they want to hack a version that is almost 5 years old to work? That is ridiculous. Quicken Essentials for Mac definitely shows whats little effort they put towards developing for the Mac community. At this point I would buy Microsoft Money if it was made for the Mac before giving my money to Intuit to only be told "Go F Yourself" in return.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AdrianK Avatar
143 months ago
MUCH EASIER:

Just install Rosetta from Mac OS X 10.6.7 on the newer Mac OS X versions.

Cool. There's just sort of one teeny tiny problem with that: It does not work.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
skellener Avatar
143 months ago
Ten years and they never updated their legacy code. Stop using this program already!!! It's time to move on.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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