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Beginning Xcode® by James Bucanek

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Chapter 1. Installing Xcode

Xcode is part of the Xcode Developer Tools suite developed and distributed by Apple Computer. If you haven't installed it already, read this chapter to find out how to do so. If the tools are already installed, you can skip to the next chapter.

Note

If you've already installed Xcode, be aware that the default installation choices do not include all Xcode components. Features described in some chapters may require you to reinstall the omitted packages before you can use them. Return to this chapter to reinstall, upgrade, or remove the Xcode Developer Tools in your system.

The Xcode Development Tools encompass a huge amount of material: dozen of applications, scores of utilities, hundreds of sample projects, and tens of thousands of pages of documentations. Despite its scope, the developer tools team at Apple has made it remarkably easy to install this wealth of tools in only a few minutes.

The Xcode Installer

To install the Xcode Developer Tools, you must be running Mac OS X and have access to an Xcode Developer Tools installer. At the time this book was published, the current version of Xcode was 2.2, which requires that you be running Mac OS X 10.4 or later. This entire book was written with, and assumes you are using, Xcode version 2.2.

The Xcode Developer Tools installer is included on every Mac OS X 10.4 installation and upgrade DVD. So if you have a Mac OS X 10.4 installer DVD, you should already have a copy of Xcode. However, the copy of Xcode on the ...

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