Automatically enable/disable app extensions from Xcode build
Keep your project compiling on multiple versions of Xcode by removing incompatible app extensions from the build
Read Simultaneous Xcode 7 and Xcode 8 compatibility for more information about this project.
Say you have an iOS app. You want to add some iOS 10 app extensions to the project, but you still need to build for iOS 9, and you want to avoid branching. You configure your project just right to allow this, but what do you do with app extensions that only compile with Xcode 8?
Simple! You remove them from the "Target Dependencies" and "Embed App Extensions" build phases of the app target before you commit:
configure_extensions remove MyApp.xcodeproj MyAppTarget NotificationsUI Intents
This keeps Xcode 7 compatibility. Want to work on iOS 10 features? Add them back in an instant:
configure_extensions add MyApp.xcodeproj MyAppTarget NotificationsUI Intents
No branching necessary.
(You can also use
configure_extensions to add a "fast mode" to your automated build server that skips compilation of unnecessary app extensions)
Here's full syntax of the tool:
configure_extensions <mode> <project> <app_target> <extensions...> Add and remove app extensions from Xcode build mode add - enables passed app extension targets remove - disables extensions from being built and embedded in the app project path to the Xcode project file app_target name of the main (app) target in which extensions are to be enabled/disabled extensions names of app extension targets to be enabled/disabled EXAMPLES configure_extensions add MyApp.xcodeproj MyApp NotificationsUI Share configure_extensions remove Foo.xcodeproj Foo-iOS Share
sudo gem install configure_extensions
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configure_extensions, be sure to check out "Simultaneous Xcode 7 and Xcode 8 compatibility" where I explain in detail how to keep a single Xcode project running on multiple versions of Xcode without branching.
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Author and license
configure_extensions is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.