Follow up on Apache 2.4.1, Xcode 4.3.2

During the last week I’ve seen comments regarding the failing of the compilation. The first one was that I completely missed the dependency on PCRE. Because it’s also required for out Postfix installation I already had it installed and didn’t notice it. You can download it from the sourceforge PCRE site. The latest tested version is 8.30. Download it, unpack it and run the following commands in the source directory:

sudo make install

The other thing I missed was the new release of Xcode. Apple released a new version of Xcode 4.3.2 which has a new method of installing. Instead of downloading the Installer from the App Store you can now install Xcode directly from the App Store. However somehow i think they needed to make the package smaller and they left out some the for us essential parts. Luckily its all still free. If you install Xcode from the App Store you need to perform some follow up actions to make it work. Startup Xcode, then let Xcode uninstall the older version, go to the preferences and go for the download tab.

Then select to install the command line tools. Use your apple-id and password to make it happen. After this you’ll be up and running in no time.

Update: If you have a developer account and can login to http://developer.apple.com you can also download the command line tools as a standalone package. Go to the download section and try it there. I’ve got the full Xcode installation as I sometimes try to write that one iPhone app that will make me a millionaire. Let me know if this works for you.

Xcode 4 is now an App Store item

After getting the server version included into the regular version of Lion Apple is surprising us again. Xcode is no longer free for developers!

Normally Xcode was included on your OS installer/restore DVD that came with every new Mac or on the OS DVD you bought. Updates or new installs could be downloaded from developer.appe.com after free registration.

I wonder why apple has changed the model, I don’t mind paying for the development tools but I don’t understand the move. Also getting an installer package as a paid application is strange, I hope the next version will behave more as a regular app and will be automatically installed after buying. I guess we will also have to see if XCode will still be made available on the installer DVD of os X Lion. At least we don’t have to buy the full developer license.

There are many people complaining on the installer, I found this one from systemsboy very well documented.

What is your take?

XCode 3.1.3 released

Just to inform you all as I missed it myself. Apple have released a new version of XCode. It’s not mandatory to upgrade but I will do it myself and all instructions etc. will be based on this version although I don’t expect any issues if you keep using the previous version.

You can download it from developer.apple.com. If you don’t have an account yet, just register. It’s free if you just want to download XCode and the related information.

What’s new in XCode 3.1.3:

  • SDK support for targeting non-Mac OS X platforms, including iPhone OS SDK.
  • GCC 4.2 & LLVM GCC 4.2 optional compilers for use with Mac OS X 10.5 SDK
  • Updated assistants to create new projects, targets, and source ?les
  • Toolbar uses a single popup to choose platform, target, and debug/release
  • Integrated SCM support now works with Subversion 1.5