Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1409 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 135


Topic # 191887 19-Feb-2016 12:40
Send private message

To all the OSX devs out there - I have an old Macbook (2007) that can only run Lion, and I was thinking of doing some OSX dev on it, however I cannot find anything definitive on Apple's site re the requirements for XCode.

Does anyone know if it is possible to run XCode on an older Mac and still target 10.10+ platforms?  Or do I need to be running 10.10+ in order to build for those platforms?


Create new topic
1353 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 338


  Reply # 1495654 19-Feb-2016 13:28
Send private message

Nope 10.10 onwards for anything Swift.

 

Not sure if you'll even be allowed to install xcode on anything less, certainly not from the app store.

 

You might be able to get an old install off ??? someone ?? that could still install on Lion, but it wont do swift.




1409 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 135


  Reply # 1495657 19-Feb-2016 13:31
Send private message

Hmm, that's a bugger.  I assume that's the same for Xamarin when targeting iOS apps (as it uses XCode for the building)?


 
 
 
 


Try Wrike: fast, easy, and efficient project collaboration software

gzt

9726 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1448


  Reply # 1495663 19-Feb-2016 13:38
Send private message

Not an osx dev small hobby only from a few years back, on Lion. At that time it would not install the latest xcode from the app store iirc. Imo apps created with older xcode/os will run on later OS so not all is lost.

Submitting to the app store would be another thing again. I will guess Apple have some standards for new submits and maybe from older compiler and packages will not pass.

My impression overall support is ended pdq compared to windows world and latest hardware is required to maintain.

I hope this provides something to ponder until someone who actually knows the topic for sure appears : ).

Edit: OK ^that happened while composing..

gzt

9726 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1448


  Reply # 1495664 19-Feb-2016 13:42
Send private message

Something like this hosted virtual development environment for example may be an option:

https://virtualmacosx.com/

I thought Apple would have killed them but still going.

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

ASB first bank in New Zealand to step out with Garmin Pay
Posted 23-May-2018 00:10


Umbrellar becomes Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider
Posted 22-May-2018 15:43


Three New Zealand projects shortlisted in IDC Asia Pacific Smart Cities Awards
Posted 22-May-2018 15:14


UpStarters - the New Zealand tech and innovation story
Posted 21-May-2018 09:55


Lightbox updates platform with new streaming options
Posted 17-May-2018 13:09


Norton Core router launches with high-performance, IoT security in New Zealand
Posted 16-May-2018 02:00


D-Link ANZ launches new 4G LTE Dual SIM M2M VPN Router
Posted 15-May-2018 19:30


New Panasonic LUMIX FT7 ideal for outdoor: waterproof, dustproof
Posted 15-May-2018 19:17


Ryanair Goes All-In on AWS
Posted 15-May-2018 19:14


Te Papa and EQC Minecraft Mod shakes up earthquake education
Posted 15-May-2018 19:12


Framing Facebook: It’s not about technology
Posted 14-May-2018 16:02


Vocus works with NZ Police and telcos to stop scam calls
Posted 12-May-2018 11:12


Vista Group signs Aeon Entertainment, largest cinema chain in Japan
Posted 11-May-2018 21:41


New Privacy Trust Mark certifies privacy and customer control
Posted 10-May-2018 14:16


New app FIXR connects vehicle owners to top Mechanics at best prices
Posted 10-May-2018 14:13



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.