Xcode 4.6 Update Adds New OS X and iOS SDKs, Performance Fixes

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Xcode 4.6

Apple has released an update to Xcode, the company's suite of development tools for iOS and OS X. The update, version 4.6, adds SDKs for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and iOS 6.1, as well as improvements to code completion heuristics, compiler warnings, and other bug fixes.

What’s New in Version 4.6

  • Includes SDKs for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and iOS 6.1.
  • Code completion heuristics are more accurate, and use an optimized default data set.
  • New compiler warnings help identify potential bugs when using ARC and weak references.
  • C++11 support for ‘user defined literals’ and ‘unrestricted unions’ features.
  • Debugger can inspect elements within NSArray or NSDictionary objects.
  • Analyze now performs deeper cross-function static analysis of Objective-C and C++ code.
  • The number of indexing passes is reduced due to improved dependency checking.
  • Additional bug fixes and stability improvements.

Xcode is provided free to developers via the Mac App Store. Version 4.6 weighs in at 1.54 GB and is available now.

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Comments

amergin

Oh Lord! Another humungous download with very marginal improvements at best. What happened to the smart update system?

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