XCode for Linux? Yeah, it’s possible and today I’m going to share the step by step tutorial with you, which will help you to use XCode application in your Linux operating system. Just follow our guideline properly.
Since, I’m Linux user I was searching for XCode installation guide on the internet even I had posted question in many forums. So, after testing XCode installation process serval time – today I will share my XCode installation guide for Linux users.
Well first thing you need to understand it that XCode application is for Mac OS. Therefore, XCode need to be installed on the Mac OS only.
However, we have alternative application which has same usage as it is known as Swift. Therefore, I will guide you to install it on your Linux system.
Here is the list of step you need to follow for the Swift installation on Ubuntu, now you need to install a component called Clang, which is the first and most important part of this installation so I request you to take care and follow each and every step with the code line.
Since you need to install the Swift toolchain on Linux to a directory other than the system root, you will need to run the following command, using the actual path of your Swift installation:
Now it’s time to authenticate and very that you have the latest version of f Swift by entering the swift command and passing the –version flag:
Apple Swift version 2.2-dev (LLVM …, Clang …, Swift …)
The -dev suffix on the version number is used to indicate that it’s a development build, not a released version.
Now min level of toolchain for XCode (the gcc compiler family, the gdb debugger, etc.) is the open source and public to Unix and Linux platforms.
However, the IDE–the editor, project management, indexing, navigation, build system, graphical debugger, visual data modeling, SCM system, refactoring, project snapshots, etc.–is a Mac OS X Cocoa application, and is not portable.
XCode 7.3 and later let you select a custom toolchain, and there are toolchains available for Swift 3. To set this up, follow the instructions on the Swift download page.
I regularly use this feature to check whether problems I’m seeing in the release build of Swift (which is what I use day-to-day) still exist in the latest Swift 3 pre-release. I don’t have Linux set up, alas, so I don’t have direct experience on that front.
So, there are many other tutorials are available on the internet, which was have combine and make the all in one tutorial for all type of Linux users.
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