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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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Creating a Release Build

Now that you know about build configurations – enough to know that when you are distributing your app, you will want a release build – how do you create one? The simplest way to do this in Xcode is by archiving your target. Note that in the Scheme Editor the Release build configuration is selected for the Archive action (Figure 36.6).

Figure 36.6  Archive uses the Release build configuration

Archive uses the Release build configuration

Select Archive in the Product menu. Your target will rebuild.

Xcode’s archiving feature is intended to assist with cataloging an application’s various release builds and maintaining its debug symbols for ...

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