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A ery good point; and a common problem.
Authored by: saddino on Jan 19, '07 09:22:22AM

The Apple Discussions board for Dashboard is filled with people who have done the same thing. Some people seem to believe that widgets are only XHTML, CSS and JavaScript and thus Universaility does not apply. However, many sophisticated widgets hava WebKit and/or Cocoa plugins and as compiled code, these can be PowerPC only.

The Dashboard server is "smart" in that it will automatically run a widget w/ PowerPC plugin in Rosetta (this is why some widgets are slower on Intel macs than on the PowerPC - the widgets haven't been made fully Universal). However, the Dashboard server assumes Apple's default widgets are Universal (as they come preinstalled, Apple includes "Universal" copies of their default widgets with Intel Macs).

As you discovered, Migration Assitant wipes out these Universal copies with PowerPC ones, and thus you get the "blue brick" in those widgets that should be loading plugins.

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