I've been a devotee, a DB Devotee at that, since ClarisWorks 2.1, successfully migrating and upgrading this great little suite as my 'puters and their OS's got faster and supposedly better. The various posts here and around convinced me 6.2.9 could and would run on Snow Leopard but mine won't. Yet. I am determined it shall.
I had to do an Erase and Install, with manual transfer of my old files from a Carbon Copy Cloner disk image of the complete old Tiger System and files. I thought I'd moved everything carefully and properly, but the AW icon shows the dreaded 'No Go' symbol and the machine tells me it's incompatible with this system (even though I selected Rosetta as part of the install, then did another Custom Install of Rosetta alone) The GetInfo window on other old apps does how an 'Open w/ Rosetta' checkbox, but not for AW).
Besides all those plists and Application Support files, I've got my original ClarisWorks Office Install disk (CW5), and various semi-unlocatable, archived updaters that got me thru PPC's and OS's up to 10 and into AW up to 6.2.9, but I can't believe they'd be any use. However that disk image of The Old Install That Worked is still locked and available.
Can anyone point me to a Guide for Migrants sort of summary of what individual AW files to take, and where to pack them in their new home, or suggest a step I might have missed for my next try?
Thank you all for your generous help in the past, to all who came asking, and to all like me who lurked and learned. That is the spirit that builds civilizations, for all their brilliance, and for all we need them as well, the software and hardware guys are just giving you tools. I hope that wasn't too valedictory, because I do intend to keep using AW. And needing advice, and wanting to say, "Thank you".