Apple Seeds Xcode 5.0.2 GM to Developers
Apple recently seeded what is labeled as a Golden Master version of a forthcoming update to its Xcode developer tool. There appear to be no major changes listed in the release notes aside from support for iOS 7.0.3. The Xcode 5.0.2 GM seed, dubbed build 5A2005, includes software development kits for the recently released iOS 7.0.3 and OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
As seen in the picture above, the pre-release version comes with Xcode’s IDE, iOS Simulator and all required tools and frameworks for building OS X and iOS apps.
The last iteration of Apple’s Xcode GM was for version 5.0.2 and was seeded on October 3, with the public iteration being released on October 22 alongside OS X Mavericks. The iteration of the software included assets for iOS 7, suggesting the upcoming GM’s changes are mainly focused on iOS 7.0.3, which came with support for iCloud Keychain.
Several new features were released as part of Xcode 5.0.1 including a source control menu that creates remote Git repositories for users hosting Mac servers and a debug gauge that displays a live graph of an app’s power consumption.
Apple developers can download the latest Xcode 5.0.2 GM seed via Software Update or Apple’s Developer portal. The most current publicly available version of Xcode 5.0.1 can be downloaded for free from the Mac App Store.