Episode #65

Alcatraz Package Manager

3 minutes
Published on May 2, 2013

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In this short episode I quickly cover the Alcatraz Package Manager for Xcode, which allows you to easily install many user contributed plugins and color shemes in Xcode.

Apologies for my voice in this episode, I was under the weather.

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Note: Alcatraz was updated since the recording. 0.3 allows automatic updating, loading plugins without restarting, and more.


Check the site for detailed instructions, but the easiest way is to run the following script:

mkdir -p ~/Library/Application\ Support/Developer/Shared/Xcode/Plug-ins;
curl -L http://goo.gl/xfmmt | tar xv -C ~/Library/Application\ Support/Developer/Shared/Xcode/Plug-ins -

This copies the latest version of the Alcatraz plugin into the appropriate Xcode folder.