XCode help required

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by CBX, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. CBX macrumors regular

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    Im pretty new to both mac and xcode, so hoping someone here can help out!

    I joined the free mac developer program and downloaded and installed xcode 3.2 and ios 4.1 (i think they were the versions) a while ago.

    I basically wanted to have a look at creating an app for the iphone.

    Anyway, I see xcode 4 is now out, but it seems I cant get it free the same way as I did with xcode 3.2 and have to download it from the app store. Is this correct?

    If i get it from the app store then does it come with the ios sdk, or do i have to get that seperate?

    Finally, how do I remove 3.2 (xcode) if i go ahead and get xcode 4? I would have no need for 3.2 and have no projects etc i need to keep?
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    See this thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1082527

    Unless you have already mastered Xcode 3, it's not worth the $5 or $100 to switch to Xcode 4 at this time.

    Most resources that can help you learn will be Xcode 3 based for a while now and you will have a hard time following along if you switch now.

    What you have will work fine.

    B
     
  3. mfram macrumors 65816

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    Yes, XCode 4 comes with the iPhone SDK. There is a file in /Developer which gives instructions on how to remove XCode 3.2.

    If you are new to XCode, then it might not be a good idea to switch yet. The XCode 4 interface is different than the XCode 3 interface. If you were already familiar with XCode 3 and how to use Interface Builder, then you can probably figure out XCode 4.

    But no current books on Mac/iPhone programming are going to discuss XCode 4. If you don't know the basic concepts then you'll have to translate what the book is saying into how XCode 4 works by trial and error most likely.

    Hopefully there will be XCode 4 books on the market soon.
     
  4. CBX thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cheers for the replys.

    I was thinking about moving to 4 as it looked like it was all in a single IDE rather than seperate ones in 3.2. I thought it may be more like what im used to. Appreciate the feedback though and will probably stick with 3.2 based on it.

    The file in /Developer which gives instructions on how to remove XCode 3.2.

    I will take a look at this. Is the installation something that wont affect any other parts of the system or will removing xcode have a knock on effect?

    As im new to mac I thought it was a case of dragging a file to trash.
     

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