Ibook and Xcode

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by netytan, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. netytan macrumors 6502


    May 23, 2004
    I ordered my first Mac a while ago, a gorgeous 12" Ibook. Ok, more than a while ago and at this rate i'll be 50 when it arives! It should be here on monday but time is dragging by already!

    Anyway, yesterday i knowticed that the developers CD and or Xcode installer wont be supplied with this (which is stupid really since its a nice big part of MacOS X). And i probably wont have internet access for a while. I was reading a few threads, trying to find a solusion and ended up signing up for a free ADC account so i can download Xcode when i finally get online with my cute little notebook to be ;).

    The problem being that waiting for this to happen, if it happens at all within the next year isn't really practical. But i can get online using a PC at some seedy cyber-cafe, not pretty i agree, but it has to be done ;). So, on to the big question: can i download the Xcode .bin file on Windows and burn this onto a CD to unpack and install on my Ibook?

    Also, being a noob. How easy is it to install .bin files? I've read alot about .dgm - which seems to be the prefered file type for OSX and im confident i can handle that. The .bin file on the other hand i havn't read much about in my wonderings so any help here would be much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance guys,

  2. saabmp3 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 22, 2002
    Tacoma, WA
    I'm 99% sure the XCode from the ADC site comes as a dmg file. Just put that on a CD and transport it over to your mac which can then unpack it.

  3. ½win½lin macrumors member



    I recently got a 12" iBook and the installer was right there in, IIRC,

    /Applications/Installers/XCode Tools/

    but no developer CD.

    But you should be fine to download and burn if this is not the case.
  4. netytan thread starter macrumors 6502


    May 23, 2004
    Really wow. Well i guess i'll see when i get it but going by the list of included software it doesn't look like it, not that i am questioning you. I just think Apple should write it down lol.

    I think the files are .bin since when i click download from within http://connect.apple.com/ i get directed to an FTP directory full of .bin file surposadly containing the 'Xcode CD'... is that not right :confused:. But does anyone have a link i can look at on how do handle .bin files?


    This was taken from the spec pages for Apples two notebooks. But in all fairness, if they include it in the one list they should include it in the other. Or stupid noobs like me start inventing more problems than there are ;).

    So hopefully they should be there. If not i'll just have to cross that bridge when i come to it :D.

    Thanks, much appreciated.

  5. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus


    Oct 8, 2002
    The Bamboo Forest
    At worst here is what you can do.

    Download the .bin file at the cyber-cafe.
    Burn the .bin file to the CD. Don't try to make the XCode CD or anything. Just burn the file to the CD.
    When you have your iBook, pop the CD into your iBook. Then mount the .bin file from the CD and install the dev tools.
  6. netytan thread starter macrumors 6502


    May 23, 2004
    Sweet, ok that doesn't sound to hard :). Thanks for that Panda!!!

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