Using AppCode without Xcode Follow
I'm looking for a way to run AppCode without having the fulll Xcode installed. An installed Xcode uses over 10 GB space which is too much for my Mac SSD. Besides that, I don't actually use Xcode. Is there a way to install like a minimal version of Xcode so that I can run AppCode?
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AppCode strongly relies on Xcode tool chain and build system, so you can't use AppCode without Xcode.
But that's not completely true, right? There are parts of the installation that aren't needed. And it depends on what Xcode is being used for.
For instance, a quick check in the Xcode package shows the Documentation folder is 1.7GB. Surely that can be disposed of?
Also, there must be large pieces of the toolchain that may not be used.
AppCode uses Xcode's documentation, so if you remove it, you will not able to see the documentation from AppCode.
But you are right, it depends on what parts you are using. The largest chunks of Xcode are platform SDKs, so if, for example, you are not doing any Apple TV development, you probably can remove its SDK. It should work, but we cannot guarantee that you won't get any cryptic unexplainable errors.
I don't recommend removing any parts of the SDK that you use, though.