Apple Releases Xcode 4.3, Now Offered as App Instead of Installer

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    Apple today released Xcode 4.3 [Mac App Store], making a number of improvements to the software. Among the notable changes, Xcode is now offered directly as an app. It had previously been offered as an installer package, and the move simplifies the installation and update process.
    Xcode is a free download, but users must be registered members of Apple's iOS or Mac Developer Program in order to submit apps created with Xcode to the respective App Stores.

    Article Link: Apple Releases Xcode 4.3, Now Offered as App Instead of Installer
     
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    Curiously, it says it requires 10.7.3 or later.

    Also, this doesn't show up as an update for 4.2 users. It's a separate (though still free) download.
     
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    Does anyone know if they updated the Xcode of Snow Leopard install on the App Store? i.e. does 4.3 work with Snow Leopard?
     
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    This is great, now if only they would tell us how to update from the installer version to this new one......
     
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    Finally! Too bad it's not smart enough to override the current install, but it's worth one more download to have smaller downloads in the future.
     
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    Ah hang on a second, then how do we get command line stuff XCode installer used to install?
     
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    From the article:
     
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    Ah thanks.
     
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    I really preferred the Installer version instead, so I could reinstall very quickly if needed. Oh well...!

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    Don't these command-line tools open the door to be able to develop apps on your iPad and remotely compile on your Mac? :D
     
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    Does anyone who has downloaded this have tips on installing over the top of the previous release? Or tips on the best process to take to delete the previous release before downloading and running 4.3?

    Or is it just as simple as dragging the previous Developer folder into the trash?
     
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    I can't seem to be able to run an app using the Simulator, after uninstalling 4.2 and installing this version.
    Does anyone know how I can fix this?
     
  13. jennyp, Feb 16, 2012
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    2 XCodes ... ?

    Uh-oh ... now I have two XCodes - one (version 4.2.1) in the Developer folder and now the new one (version 4.3) in the Applications folder.

    Plus I have a new "Install Xcode" app in the applications folder (version 4.2.1).

    What do I do? And what about all the other stuff in the developer folder?

    confused
     
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    XCode 4.4 will be the big jump from Clang 3.0 -> Clang 3.1 where C++11 is fully implemented and all the Macroscalar patented hints are implemented within libc++ [a drop in replacement to libstdc++ from GNU].

    http://clang.llvm.org/cxx_status.html

    Tons of info over at LLVM/Clang:

    http://www.llvm.org/devmtg/2011-11/

    Release notes for 3.1 are not any where close to current:

    http://llvm.org/docs/ReleaseNotes.html

    But it's safe to say XCode 4.4 will be a big hit for the Tools and maturity of LLVM/Clang.

    Clang 3.1 also ends cuts off backward compatibility of bitcodes at 3.0 and forward.



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    Xcode 4.3 removes Xcode 4.2.x as /Developer no longer exists.

    Xcode 4.3 is one unified Application with all the Tools launched within Xcode.

    https://developer.apple.com/library...s/xcode_4_3.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/1006-SW1
     
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    One would think that the App Store would provide details on what to do this this new version to get it installed for those of us who previously installed the Installer version. Has anyone here actually accomplished this yet? If so could you explain here how it was done? Thanks
     
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    Do you mean it does this when I launch the new version? Because the developer folder and the old version are still there at the moment
     
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    Thank you, this looks the the answer everyone needs.
     
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    Just finished downloading Xcode and yes I know that the earlier post probably say this but once 4.3 has finished installing and you open the application it will ask if you would like to remove old Xcode tools and it will move 4.2 or whatever version you have to the trash.

    Have a good day
     
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    Hm.. interesting if that's so.. the developer folder is 6.22GB, whereas the new XCode app is only 3.16GB. Does the new app include all the other stuff?
     
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    They're additional downloads. Read here:
    New Features in Xcode 4.3
     
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    Nope. No good. I tried downloading the Snow Leopard version from the App Store and it still downloads the 4.2 installer.

    Does anybody know if Apple's Developer site provides 4.3 for Snow Leopard? I don't have a developer account because I've never needed one just to write simple my programs for my own use.
     
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    Developer site only has 4.2 still for Snow Leopard,
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if Xcode 4.2 is the last SL version.
     
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    I left Xcode 4.2 where it was and installed 4.3 from the AppStore, once I launched the AppStore version I got this screen to help with the migration...

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    Does Apple just dump Dashcode?

    Could not find it anywhere with Xcode 4.3.
    That is not good.
     

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