But cubase 6 wants to install it now and then, but I say no. And cubase hangs. Bad programming
Rosetta may be called when it encounters PPC code, In the case of Cubase, that would be due to plug-ins containing PPC code seen during launch. If you ignore loading Rosetta and the program crashes, the onus is on you, not Steinberg. As a matter of fact, there are probably more things (apps other than Steinberg’s) on your machine that require Rosetta than you may be aware of. Open Apple’s System Profiler, sort Applications by Kind and see what you come up with. These are all things that will have to be dealt with before migrating to 10.7.
Stating that it’s “bad programming” because Steinberg continues to provide ancient legacy plug-ins as a convenience is laughable; there isn’t anything for them to fix. Why should they when there are now so many (often) better substitutions available? Sure, it would be nice….but do they really have to at this point in time?
Steinberg’s legacy plug-ins have been available in a folder kept outside of the Installer and have to be loaded by choice. It’s been this way for at least 3 years or more. What about older 3rd party PPC plug-ins? Seriously, is supposed to be responsible for that as well?
If they haven’t modernized these plugs by now, you can reasonably assume that they never will be. How well your system is going to function under 10.7 is up to you. Planning for it now is your best defense.