Apple Releases Xcode 1.5 Developer Tools

Apple released late Thursday Xcode 1.5, an update to its development environment for Mac OS X.

According to the release notes, the update includes an enhanced version of the Xcode IDE with enhanced features and improvements to the user experience, speed, and the build system. New features include dead-code stripping, remote debugging, gcc 3.3 improvements for performance, code completion for Java and AppleScript, subversion source-code control system support, native build system support for AppleScript, an enhanced debugger with memory and globals browsers, faster editor performance, Ant templates, documentation bookmarks, and other speed improvements.

Apple said the update can be used to upgrade any existing installation of Xcode 1.x and runs on Mac OS X 10.3. It is available for download directly from the Apple Developer Connection Member Site.

Xcode offers project editing, search and navigation, file editing, project building, and debugging facilities for Mac OS X software projects, including applications, tools, frameworks, libraries, plug-in bundles, kernel extensions, and device drivers. It supports the use of C, C++, Objective C, Objective C++ and Java.