Apple Releases Xcode 4.0.2

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In support of today's release of iOS 4.3.2, Apple has also pushed out Xcode 4.0.2 for developers, offering updated tools for iOS and Mac OS X application development.

Xcode 4.0.2 is available free of charge to members of Apple's paid developer programs, and non-members can purchase the application for $4.99 in the Mac App Store, although the Mac App Store is currently still showing the older Xcode 4.0.1 version.

Article Link: Apple Releases Xcode 4.0.2
 

Tones2

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Man, Apple really need to learn how apply a friggin' PATCH instead of always making us us do full 4GB+ downloads for minor fixes. Ever heard of bandwidth limitations?

Tony
 

dvswede

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Hmmm don't see it in my app store :-(

Reading the post I realize this is true for everyone.
 

Aduntu

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I'm usually fairly patient, but I'm really getting tired of huge downloads for every minor fix.
 

Torrijos

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Unfortunately it has always been like that with Xcode, so I'm enjoying the fact that more and more people are annoyed by this, maybe we'll reach critical mass sooner and Apple will look into it.

I hope that Apple will manage to switch to patching, maybe with Lion, but anyway they'll probably NEED to go to a patching model, since the days of unlimited bandwidth seems numbered all around the world.
 

Wyvernspirit

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I bought 4 but when 4.01 came out my app store would not or could not download the update. It kept giving me an error code that another user (null) had updates. Apple had no solution but to refund my money. :(
 

res1233

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I agree, I'm starting to get sick of these 4 gig downloads for 4.01, 4.02, jeez.
Yep. iOS apps never get that big so having to redownload the entire thing isn't so bad. Even full-fledged games on iOS never reach 1 GB due to the lower res graphics required for an iDevice, and due to the fact that they're lower powered and so they can't include as advanced graphics or the game would be sluggish. On a Mac, this system doesn't work. Oh well, the Mac App Store is still pretty much version 1.0 at this point. I'm sure it'll improve.
 

younker

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Surely Apple will come with a patch model to update this kind of software. Suppose of Final Cut Pro X. I think it should weight more than 30G, how to download it with a maintainence release.
 

199708

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Many countries have download limits, like here in Australia. Definitely not updating to this version, I have to wait till i get closer to the end of the month before I can consider downloading it.
 

kk1ro

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The App Store is still giving me the "All Apps are up to date" message.
What's up with that...?
 

gnasher729

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Many countries have download limits, like here in Australia. Definitely not updating to this version, I have to wait till i get closer to the end of the month before I can consider downloading it.
Wow, Australia has a download limit? Didn't know that. :D

Have you ever gone to the iTunes store and checked how big movie downloads are?
 

Stella

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The App Store is still giving me the "All Apps are up to date" message.
What's up with that...?
Do you have the 4.3GB XCodeInstaller.app in your /Applications directory? If not, try putting it there. If you've deleted it - try (re)moving your /developers directory.
 

toastr

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That would explain why my Xcode download timed out last night after getting up to ~3GB.
Fricken Apple doesn't understand the concept of bandwidth caps :(

Especially the bandwidth caps down in Middle Earth…

Its days like these that paying $80 for unlimited feels justified.
Jealous. $80 in NZ might get you 30GB if you're lucky. :rolleyes:
 

cppguy

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The App Store is still giving me the "All Apps are up to date" message.
What's up with that...?
Yes, it's confusing. Go to App Store, Purchases, Xcode, then click INSTALL. That won't actually install the product, but is going to put "Install Xcode" into your Applications folder. You launch it, and that installs the new version. Don't pay the $5 one more time. :eek:
 

kk1ro

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Yes, it's confusing. Go to App Store, Purchases, Xcode, then click INSTALL. That won't actually install the product, but is going to put "Install Xcode" into your Applications folder. You launch it, and that installs the new version. Don't pay the $5 one more time. :eek:

Ok, I got the update prompt and DLed it. Now, should I uninstall the previous version first, or just install the new one right away?

This update process is clumsy and, as some people have already said, not Apple-y at all. Here's hoping things'll change with Lion.