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Cocoa Programming for OS X: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide by Aaron Hillegass, Adam Preble, Nate Chandler

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36 Distributing Your App

The time will come when you are ready for your app to leave its nest. You have crushed all the bugs you can find and tested for leaks in Instruments. It is high time for your app to see the world!

In this chapter, you will learn how to use Xcode to prepare your app for life outside the debugger. You will follow the steps to distribute an app using the RanchForecastSplit app from Chapter 32.

Build Configurations

Until now, you have been using debug builds when trying out your apps as you have been writing them. Debug builds contain additional information that enables the debugger to show detailed stack information. Furthermore, the compiler has not performed any optimizations.

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