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As noted by MacStories, Apple has seeded the golden master version of Xcode 4 to both iOS and Mac OS X developers. The "golden master" designation indicates that this version of the software is intended to be the final version released to the public, barring any last-minute issues.

Xcode 4, which first debuted for developers at WWDC last June, offers a significant update to Apple's development environment for Mac OS X and iOS applications. Most visibly, Xcode 4 features a new single-window interface, but a number of other enhancements are also included.

A public release date for Xcode 4 remains unknown. Major Xcode releases have, however, traditionally accompanied Mac OS X software releases. Xcode 3.0 was released alongside Mac OS X Leopard in October 2007, while the Mac OS X Snow Leopard release in August 2009 saw the release of the tweaked Xcode 3.2 that serves as the current basis for the development environment.

MacStories notes that the release notes for Xcode 4 list Mac OS X Lion as a requirement, although this is almost certainly an error given that no Lion seeds have been made available to developers and the description on the download page indicates that Mac OS X Snow Leopard is required. Mac OS X Lion has been pegged for a release sometime this summer.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Golden Master of Xcode 4 to Developers
 

Tom8

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Oct 28, 2010
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I wonder if the Lion thing is a slip on Apple's behalf, inadvertently hinting at a, potentially, imminent release of the first Developer Seeds of Lion, with the GM coming at WWDC.
 

jesaja

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Damn, would've been nice had the Golden Master with all the fixes been out already. I hear XCode still has some big issues (crashes, etc) iin current releases…
 

colonels1020

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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

Wonder if anyone managed to grab it...
 

iDisk

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Yikes

Somebody realized that they might get fired, cause this was the quickest pull in history.

Hope nobody downloaded it.
 

jamone13

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Apr 20, 2010
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They are waiting until we all leave work for the day, that way we pose less of a download demand. I have 25mb/s down at work and 1.5mb/s at home I'm sure there are many in the same boat.
 

Rudy69

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It's a shame I'm at work and I missed it :(

But I'm sure it will be back by the end of the day (or soon enough anyway)
 

Fraaaa

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3.76 GB :eek:

edit:

Ah, ok... I'm downloading the preview 6.

p.s.: Does anyone know whether the dev subscription gets renewed automatically?
 

kny3twalker

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Somebody realized that they might get fired, cause this was the quickest pull in history.

Hope nobody downloaded it.

anyone downloading would not increase the chances of someone being fired. It was pulled so quickly that the chances were slim that many had the chance anyways.
 

j-a-x

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Apr 15, 2005
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I wonder if we're allowed to compile with XCode 4.0 for App Store releases? I remember with the beta of XCode 4 APple told us not to use it to compile for the app store. I'm being annoyed by a few Xcode 3 bugs lately so I'm looking forward to Xcode 4!
 

DreamPod

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Mar 15, 2008
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XCode 4 does look really nice...except that it dropped support for a key third-party program. My company would probably stop developing for iOS if Apple ever started requiring XCode 4 because of this.
 

Dainin

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They are waiting until we all leave work for the day, that way we pose less of a download demand. I have 25mb/s down at work and 1.5mb/s at home I'm sure there are many in the same boat.

I am just the opposite. 5mbps at work, 30mbps at home.
 

jamone13

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Apr 20, 2010
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I am just the opposite. 5mbps at work, 30mbps at home.

Well I am in charge of our IT at work, and not that we needed it but 25mbps wasn't much more then 5mbps so...

If only I had a better option at home.
 

MacMan86

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Jul 22, 2008
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They are waiting until we all leave work for the day, that way we pose less of a download demand. I have 25mb/s down at work and 1.5mb/s at home I'm sure there are many in the same boat.

Yeah… I'm sure that's the reason, what with all the developers living in your time zone after all… :rolleyes:

I cannot imagine a less likely reason. The file, like all others will be hosted by Akamai, they have more than enough bandwidth to handle your 25mb/s work connection, especially given that people's home broadband connections can be 4 times that.

If you're in any doubt of Akamai's capacity, I would suggest you take a look at: http://www.akamai.com/html/technology/dataviz3.html
 

jamone13

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Apr 20, 2010
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Yeah… I'm sure that's the reason, what with all the developers living in your time zone after all…

I cannot imagine a less likely reason. The file, like all others will be hosted by Akamai, they have more than enough bandwidth to handle your 25mb/s work connection, especially given that people's home broadband connections can be 4 times that.

If you're in any doubt of Akamai's capacity, I would suggest you take a look at: http://www.akamai.com/html/technology/dataviz3.html

If Akamai could handle it why do I never get more then 5mbps from Apple's dev downloads at work? My connection is fine. They just limit speeds or are overloaded.
 
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