Apple’s motto “It just works” certainly isn’t applying to the latest release of Xcode, Xcode 4. The iOS 4.3 SDK now comes with Xcode 4, so I thought it was time to upgrade.
The issues I am having or have had with Xcode 4 thus far:
– Lost all passwords for existing source code repositories and no amount of re-entering the password seemed to get them to work. = DOESNT WORK
– Add a new repository and it functions, and I can checkout the project, however thats as far as subversion integration into Xcode 4 goes, it seems to immediately become blind to the fact that your project is under source control and disables all the source code control options or doesn’t show anything in the commit dialog. = DOESNT WORK
– Integrated help no longer finds reference topics. In Xcode 3 this used to jump right into the documentation at the appropriate paragraph, but not in Xcode 4, it runs a search, giving sometimes many results, non of which is for the actual reference documentation = DOESNT WORK
– On quitting Xcode 4 it often hangs, and I have to force quit = DOESNT WORK
One of the useful features of Xcode 3 I loved has disappeared. The context menu options for Find as Text > in… and used them all the time, but they are gone. Back to hightlight, copy, switch to finder view, paste and go. = A STEP BACKWARD
So, in the 4 hours so far I have been trying to use Xcode 4 I have come across these issues. It’s frustrating that a major version upgrade can break so much. I wonder what else is going to trip me up in the next day or two.
Over all so far all Xcode 4 just fail.
PS I did like the curly lines showing execution paths when reviewing analysis results, very cool, but in no way makes up for the rest of the issues it has.