Over the past few years, the future of MicroView on the Mac platform was a bit grim: the only available binary was 32-bit, PPC-only, and relied on the Carbon compatibility layer. Performance was lacklustre compared to Windows and Linux releases. With the release of OS X Lion, the original distribution of MicroView on Apple hardware reportedly doesn’t run at all. Jumping forward to today, however, the story is somewhat different - we’ve successfully ported the majority of the open-source components of MicroView to a 64-bit Intel Mac platform running OS X Lion 10.7.3. There’s plenty more to do to stabilize the platform, but the majority of the technical hurdles have been crossed.