Fwd: Xcode 4
Keith J. Schultz
keithjschultz at web.de
Fri Mar 11 02:38:54 PST 2011
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> Von: "Keith J. Schultz" <keithjschultz at web.de>
> Datum: 11. März 2011 09:44:54 MEZ
> An: gsslist+macports at anthropohedron.net
> Betreff: Re: Xcode 4
> Hi All,
> Rumors are exactly, what they are rumors.
> 1) Xcode is not part of the OS and is not a required install
> to make OSX works!
> 2) There are third party compilers that work for OSX!
> So anti-trust is not an issue!
> There are many scenarios that can be constructed!
> If we look at what Apple has been doing in the past:
> 1) Xcode was always distributed with the OS
> 2) drastically reduced the price of being a developer.
> 3) Introduced the Mac App store
> 4) Distributed the developer release of Lion through the Mac App store
> 5) released Xcode 4 through the Mac App Store
> Now add into the picture that both Xcode 4 and Lion are huge downloads
> and you get a simple evolution towards the Mac App store as their primary
> distribution channel!!
> Not much to guess at!
> Am 10.03.2011 um 20:04 schrieb Gregory Seidman:
>> Rumor has it that it is a regulatory issue. If Apple bundles too much
>> software with the OS or machine or something they open themselves up to
>> antitrust issues. I'm sort of surprised they don't have just the Mac SDK
>> stuff (compiler and frameworks/headers) in a simple to install free
>> package, though. I can see Xcode falling under such things, but not the
>> basic toolchain. Perhaps it will show up as a release in the open source
>> darwin project.
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