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whitedragon101
Sep 3, 2012, 03:19 PM
I am trying to hold onto using Snow Leopard as long as possible as I hate losing the spaces feature. Are there any successful hacks for Developing for IOS 5.1.1 on Snow Leopard or is this a losing battle?



ArtOfWarfare
Sep 3, 2012, 05:29 PM
Spaces in Lion didn't change much... All they did was make it so spaces are arranged linearly instead of in a grid, and you manage them in mission control instead of a dedicated view.

KnightWRX
Sep 3, 2012, 05:40 PM
Spaces in Lion didn't change much... All they did was make it so spaces are arranged linearly instead of in a grid, and you manage them in mission control instead of a dedicated view.

Actually, for me, Spaces got an upgrade with the "different wallpapers for each space". I never used the full screen pager anyhow, so the "grid" arrangement and the moving of windows using it doesn't bother me at all.

Anyway, what was the programming question here anyhow ? Xcode 4.2 with support for iOS 5 for Snow Leopard is still available from Apple...

whitedragon101
Sep 3, 2012, 07:51 PM
Anyway, what was the programming question here anyhow ? Xcode 4.2 with support for iOS 5 for Snow Leopard is still available from Apple...

Doh. I just downloaded XCode 4.2 all full of hope but its last supported IOS version is 5.0 not 5.1.1 it says please upgrade to the latest xCode. The latest XCode is Lion (or ML) only.

So any hacks for this that would be stable?
Or is it a choice of Mountain Lion or Mountain Lion?

ArtOfWarfare
Sep 3, 2012, 09:00 PM
Doh. I just downloaded XCode 4.2 all full of hope but its last supported IOS version is 5.0 not 5.1.1 it says please upgrade to the latest xCode. The latest XCode is Lion (or ML) only.

So any hacks for this that would be stable?
Or is it a choice of Mountain Lion or Mountain Lion?

What's wrong with 5.0?

If you really want to stick with Snow Leopard but be able to support newer iOS versions, you could install Mountain Lion on a separate partition.

xStep
Sep 3, 2012, 10:24 PM
Check out "Is is possible to get the iOS 5.1 SDK for use with Xcode 4.2 on Snow Leopard? (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9613565/is-is-possible-to-get-the-ios-5-1-sdk-for-use-with-xcode-4-2-on-snow-leopard)" at Stackoverflow.

Apple also had a thread on the subject but the Apple reps were discouraging the idea so I wouldn't be surprised if they removed it. I've lost the link.

KnightWRX
Sep 4, 2012, 04:02 AM
Doh. I just downloaded XCode 4.2 all full of hope but its last supported IOS version is 5.0 not 5.1.1 it says please upgrade to the latest xCode.

Did you read the API diff notes for 5.1 vs 5.0 ? There's literally like 5-6 new methods and 4 removed constants...

What method from 5.1 do you really need ?

Here they are if you want to browse through them to see if its even worth your trouble : http://developer.apple.com/library/ios/#releasenotes/General/iOS51APIDiffs/. My advice though, just save the head ache and upgrade to ML. Don't believe the only whining about Lion and Mountain Lion.

whitedragon101
Sep 4, 2012, 09:16 AM
Did you read the API diff notes for 5.1 vs 5.0 ? There's literally like 5-6 new methods and 4 removed constants...

What method from 5.1 do you really need ?



When I tried to provision my 4s it said please upgrade your SDK or downgrade to IOS 5 or before. I didn't fancy downgrading my IOS. I suspect the new xCode for IOS 6 will make it even harder to use Snow Leopard.

firewood
Sep 4, 2012, 12:40 PM
What's wrong with 5.0?

The 5.0 SDK won't allow debugging an app on a 5.1 or higher (newer) iPhone. You'd have to use iTunes to install and test an Ad Hoc build of your app.

whitedragon101
Sep 5, 2012, 05:21 AM
I have allowed the apple train of progress to run me over and installed Mountain Lion. It was a welcome surprise that it installed without issue and runs smoothly. However the downgrade of mission control still sucks, but I shall be keeping an eye on this for hope :

http://totalspaces.binaryage.com/changes

I think apple probably knows that mission control doesn't really do the job. Hopefully they will shake things up again in the next incarnation of OSX and make something better. If mission control is mobileMe I'm looking forward to iCloud ;)

KnightWRX
Sep 5, 2012, 05:31 AM
I have allowed the apple train of progress to run me over and installed Mountain Lion. It was a welcome surprise that it installed without issue and runs smoothly. However the downgrade of mission control still sucks, but I shall be keeping an eye on this for hope :

http://totalspaces.binaryage.com/changes

I think apple probably knows that mission control doesn't really do the job. Hopefully they will shake things up again in the next incarnation of OSX and make something better. If mission control is mobileMe I'm looking forward to iCloud ;)

Mission Control does a great job and I don't think Apple will replace it. It fixes the glaring issues of Spaces, adds much needed functionality.

I for one thought Mission Control was perfect with Lion and they added the few missing options that pleased all the Lion whiners in ML, so in essence, Mission Control is pretty much good for close to everyone now.