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Cocoa® Programming for Mac® OS X, Fourth Edition by Aaron Hillegass, Adam Preble

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Chapter 37. Distributing Your App

The time will come when you are ready for your app to leave its nest. You’ve crushed all the bugs you can find and tested for leaks in Instruments. It’s high time your app see the world! In this chapter, we’ll talk about how to use Xcode to prepare your app for life outside the debugger.

Build Configurations

Up until now, we’ve been using debug builds for all our testing. Debug builds contain additional information that enables the debugger to show detailed stack information. Debug builds are generally built with optimization disabled; if you’re building for multiple architectures (32- and 64-bit), the debug build is created only for the development system’s architecture.

These are all great settings for development. ...

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