Multisite 3 Supports Lion

We’re excited to release Multisite for iWeb 3 and add support for Lion, Mac OS X 10.7.

The release has gone well and while it may look like OS upgrades go smoothly, sometimes things are bumpy behind the scenes. The first time we tried Multisite version 2 with iWeb and Lion we had that jaw dropping moment of realization that it didn’t work. Upon further investigation we identified a solution but it meant that we had to make significant internal changes.

The most visible change for users is that in version 2 we stored data for the sites in the “Documents” folder in the file “Multisite for iWeb Data.mfi”. One part of the overall solution to working with Lion was to move the storage of data to the more traditional location at ~/Library/Application Support/iWeb/.

Ultimately we reengineered nearly half the application, upgraded code, adopted newer API’s, dropped the PPC instruction set, dropped support for Tiger (OS X 10.4) and Leopard (OS X 10.5).

Multisite 3 only supports Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6) and Lion (OS X 10.7).

This is a lot of change and the reason it’s good, is that Multisite is now modern and ready for the future. It will be easier for us to build upon as needed and we’ve already come up with one significant feature we’re excited to add in an upcoming release. More on that later and until then we hope you like Multisite as much as we do.

2 thoughts on “Multisite 3 Supports Lion

  1. Congratulations on getting this version released! Apple’s full of surprises, and it was pretty awesome to see the Multisite development team kick into an unscheduled release sprint.

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