updated 03:50 pm EDT, Mon June 28, 2004
Xcode 2 to ship with Tiger
Apple today previewed the next major release of , Apple's suite of developer tools for Mac OS X. Xcode 2 brings support for 64-bit application development and "even faster turnaround times for creating applications for Mac OS X. Building on high performance technologies including Fix and Continue, Zero Link and Distributed Build along with Xcode's groundbreaking user interface, Xcode 2 further advances developer productivity with new features such as Dead Code Stripping and Visual Modeling and Design." Dead Code Stripping will remove unused executable code from compiled applications to produce small applicaton sizes, while Visual Modeling and Design brings a clear visual representation of the application structure.
Xcode 2 also features support for 64-bit memory addressing, an integrated Apple Reference Library with search to Apple's online and locally stored
developer documentation, an Apple-enhanced version of GCC v3.5, graphical remote debugging to display the debugging of data for full screen applications on remote machines; auto Vectorization to automatically generate Velocity Engine-optimized code; Ant build system support for cross-platform development of Java, and support for Subversion Source Code Management (in addition to CVS and Perforce).