Xcode installation location.

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by MacMan988, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    MacMan988

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    Hi, I just installed Xcode and I have had installed it few months ago. As I remember, the last time I had it installed the Xcode was not in the application folder, but in some other places that was created for developer stuff. It was in a separate application folder that isn't the regular application folder. And there were some more folders with a folder named as developer tools.

    But when I today installed Xcode its in the regular application folder just like other apps and all I could see is just the Xcode app and nothing else.

    Is this the normal way it should be? Why is it different now?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    It is now, yes.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    Bundle Up!

    The Xcode app in your Applications folder is really a bundle. The bundle contains several folders and many individual files.

    In OS X the are thee types of Finder objects: files, folders, and bundles. You're familiar with files and folders. A bundle acts like a file in that it runs an app when double-clicked, but also acts like a folder in that it contains files and folders.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    MacMan988

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    Thanks for the information. Can you please verify that Xcode is installed in the correct location (default location) ? Cos the last time i had it i remember it was in a different place (developer tools) and there were a lot of separate folders and stuff made with it. it was definitely not in the Application folder.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Apple changed the way it packages Xcode in Xcode 4.3. Starting with Xcode 4.3, Xcode is packaged like most Mac applications, as a single application installed in the Applications folder. Packaging Xcode as a single application makes installing and uninstalling it easier.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    MacMan988

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    Thanks. This solved my confusion.
     

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