where the heck is Xcode 3.1?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by chem, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2007
    Xcode 2.0: 29 Apr 2005 (Tiger)
    Xcode 2.1: 6 Jun 2005 (WWDC)
    Xcode 2.2: 10 Nov 2005

    Update after 5 weeks, then after 5 months.

    Xcode 3.0: 26 Oct 2007
    Xcode 3.1: ???

    No update after almost 4 months. Do we have to wait for the iphone SDK, or will that be stapled onto 3.0?

    This a rumors website. Anyone have inside info or a decent rumor?
  2. macrumors 68020


    Mar 1, 2004
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A93 Safari/419.3)

    The people that do probably won't say as they value their jobs more ;) :(
  3. macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2004
    What are people looking for in 3.1? What should I be looking forward to? :)

    (It's kind of a moot point for me, since I've barely scratched the surface of what's already available in XCode, but I'm just curious if power users are waiting for anything)
  4. macrumors demi-god


    May 14, 2002
    I'd guess that if there is an update approaching, it will be released with the iPhone SDK.
  5. macrumors 68040


    Nov 26, 2003
    Same place as Java 6!

    Seriously I imagine the iPhone SDK is a major reason for any delays.

    Imagine you are a manager:
    Steve says iPhone SDK must be ready by end of February, presentation hall booked. Meanwhile you have no dates set for periodic xcode updates or Java 6.

    You have a finite number of staff. Which project do you allocate them to?
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2007
    At least Java 6 is there in the ADC downloads. There's something to work with.
  7. macrumors 68030


    Sep 13, 2001
    Portland, OR
    Nothing in particular that I can think of; just fixes and small improvements.

    There does appear to be some very cool stuff planned, but it's more 4.0 or 5.0 time frame.
  8. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2007
    there are various bugs in the linker, libGL issues, the slight chance that gcc 4.2 may be introduced as a new optional compiler suite (a dev preview is already available for it), and the possibility that Apple/UIUC's LLVM compiler (vers 2.2 just out) may be updated/included.

    not to mention the inevitable dozens of bug fixes for any x.0 product. no big software project gets everything right the first try.

    also, how about an official fortran plugin configurable for arbitrary compilers the user installs? I could only wish!
  9. macrumors 603


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    I'd just be happy if they fixed the bug with automatic downloading of document sets.
  10. macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    They also haven't updated the documentation in ages. I also want a ValueTransformer template.
  11. macrumors G5


    Nov 25, 2005
    Yeah, I have a decent rumor: People starting threads with insults like "Where the heck" are going back to the list. You won't get XCode 3.1 until February 2012. On the other hand, Apple will send XCode 3.2 to me next week because I posted this. :p

    While I value my job more than the "fame" of leaking some inside information, there is also the reason that some people just have respect. If you find a colleague left his wallet on his desk, do you not take it because (1) you could lose your job if you were caught stealing, or (2) because it's his wallet and you are not a dirty thieving swine?
  12. macrumors 603


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    Comparing stealing a work mates wallet to leaking some information that you are not legally obliged to keep secret is taking it a bit far don't you think?
  13. macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2004
    LOL, MR would be a muuuuch more civil place if it worked like this! I shouldn't have read this post while taking a drink of my soda...
    Heh, some people would be stuck with 18lb 300MHz iBook's, while others would have 8-core, 4Ghz MBAs.

    Err, back on topic...

    I just started reading about this. That would be pretty cool. It seems to offer the promise of apps optimized to their current running environment--even if that environment didn't exist when the app was created.

    If I understand it, though, it would be most effective if the OS integrated LLVM --> native optmizers at various points (install time, program load, etc.) This makes me think this wouldn't come out 'til at least Mac OS 10.6.

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