Any reason to wait for latest OSX or is last version ok?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by 1458279, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. 1458279 Suspended


    May 1, 2010
    Which version of Xcode work with which versions of OSX? I'm looking at upgrading at least the OS and don't want to have to do it twice. I understand the latest OSX is still in beta and wondering if there's a good reason to wait.
  2. cebseb macrumors regular

    Feb 21, 2011
    Last version is what I'm sticking with for now. From what I've read on the forums, there have been small hiccups when it comes to fw compatibility.
  3. 1458279 thread starter Suspended


    May 1, 2010
    Look like Mavericks will works with the latest Xcode, so it looks like there is no reason to go with the beta versions of Yosemite.

    Can anyone think of a good reason to go with Yosemite?

    All I need is an OS that'll run the latest Xcode, don't use much else.
  4. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    If you're working on an iOS app that'll interact with OS X (IE, through Handoff), it may be best if you upgrade to Yosemite.
  5. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    Apple is reportedly not accepting apps submitted using beta OS X, Xcode or SDK versions. Not sure how they check.

    So if you want to submit an app or update in the near future, wait until after the GM releases, and Apple's "GM is OK for submission" email.

    Or maybe set-up a dual boot system, VM or 2nd Mac for all the beta's, and use source control to keep the beta from potentially messing up your code and build files.
  6. AxoNeuron macrumors 65816


    Apr 22, 2012
    The Left Coast
    When I have to work on an app on my Yosemite machine that I want to work on on another computer later, you can open it in Xcode 5.1.1 just fine. Although it tends to crash even worse than xcode 6 beta on Yosemite, lol.
  7. PhoneyDeveloper macrumors 68040


    Sep 2, 2008
    Use the latest release versions unless you have a reason to use the betas.

    @firewood, When an app is built the version of the tools used is stored in the binary so Apple can tell if non-released versions were used to build a binary. In theory the OS can also tell what version of the tools were used so the OS could act differently with different binaries.
  8. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2007
    Novi, MI
    I have submitted iOS app updates from Yosemite but it was using Xcode 5. From what I remember, apple checks the build of Xcode, but the version of OSX doesn't matter
  9. recoil80 macrumors 68020

    Jul 16, 2014
    As long as your OS supports latest xcode version there's no need to update.
    I upgraded my iMac to Mavericks only a couple of months ago, and on that machine I'm not upgrading to Yosemite at least for a couple of months after the release date.
    I need to be 100% sure the new version is ok before I upgrade.
    My Macbook Air will get Yosemite at day one since is not my main computer and I want to use the new OS :)

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