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  • Apple Posts Golden Master Release of Xcode 4, Takes it Back Down, May Hint at OS X Lion

    Devs around the web are reporting that earlier this morning, the GM of Xcode 4 was released to devs. There seemed to be one very strange aspect to this download however, the documentation of the GM said it required Mac OS X Lion to run. The release was very quickly pulled right back down, and there's no word when it'll be popping back up.

    Well then, since the only Mac updates available for Mac have been the three beta releases of Snow Leopard 10.6.7, could this be an indication of the release of the first beta release of the next version of Mac OS X, Lion? Clearly this release was an accidental seed by Apple at this time at least, but what remains unclear is whether Apple meant that the GM release required Snow Leopard 10.6.7 or if Xcode 4 will truly require a beta version of Lion to download and run.

    There have been several beta releases of Xcode 4. The first came at Apple's WWDC in June, and subsequent beta releases in July, September, October, November, and just a few weeks ago. The fourth version of Xcode will bring many new features to allow for Apple and iOS application development, particularly a single window user interface. MacRumors points out that major revisions to Xcode usually accompany Mac OS X software releases. With Xcode 3 coming alongside Leopard, and Xcode 3.2 coming alongside Snow Leopard.

    Even though the software is currently unavailable, we can expect the GM for Xcode 4 to come very soon, we'd assume any day now. And maybe, just maybe, we'll see a beta release of Lion along with it.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Posts Golden Master Release of Xcode 4, Takes it Back Down, May Hint at OS X Lion started by Matt Savoca View original post
    Comments 11 Comments
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Interesting chain of events, it was probably just a misprint of OS X version since if Apple had betas of Lion, they'd probably be releasing them
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Lion is going to kick ***!
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      untethered 4.2.1 is up at greenpois0n.com!
    1. mschwachter's Avatar
      mschwachter -
      greenpois0n is live!!
    1. farfromovin's Avatar
      farfromovin -
      greenpois0n must be getting hammered because all I get are 503 service temporarily unavailable errors...
    1. xxhorseriderxxx's Avatar
      xxhorseriderxxx -
      I'm gonna refuse to update to 10.7; the features will only slow down all of the already slow macbooks... who wants a laptop that functions like an iPad? Rofl.
    1. steelersfan32's Avatar
      steelersfan32 -
      This is why I think apple stages some of these leaks. I mean how do you "accidentally" post code onto the Internet? You have to ssh onto the server, upload the binary to the server, post a link to it on the site and refresh the server. And your gonna tell me that all happened on accident?
    1. rdwalsh's Avatar
      rdwalsh -
      I really doubt we're anywhere close for Lion, or any reference to Lion. As a developer there has been no beta releases of the OS. Apple is usually really good at making sure it's developers have an edge up to perform their compatibility tests to ensure their software still works with the new OS or update.

      As for XCode 4, I do think it was a misprint requiring lion. They have been pretty steady releasing beta previews of X4. But we shall see.
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Xcode 4 GM has been reseeded with the 10.7 references removed.
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      Lion is going to kick ***!
      hell yea, i hope so. maybe its not far from here, when was the eta, summer?
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      savoca actually knows what we want to hear! Thank you matt, for taking us out of the incredibly boring cycle of 3 wiley posts about macworld at 3 am!