The Xcode Package Manager!
Alcatraz is an open-source package manager for Xcode 4. It lets you discover and install plugins, templates and color schemes without the need for manually cloning or copying files. It installs itself as a part of Xcode and it feels like home.
To install, open up your terminal and paste this:
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 -
or download the repository from Github and build it in Xcode. You'll need to restart Xcode after the installation.
Alcatraz requires Xcode Command Line Tools, which can be installed in Xcode via
Preferences > Downloads.
Package Manager from the
Window menu, then check or uncheck packages to install or remove them. You'll need to restart Xcode after installing plugins or templates. Installed plugins are checked and updated each time Alcatraz is launched.
I want to submit my package!
Fork the Alcatraz package repository and include your package with
URL, and optional
screenshot. Don't forget to submit a pull request. Further instructions are included in the package repository documentation.
Alcatraz is in early alpha, and you should forgive him for any inconvenience.
Public Trello board can be found here.
Alcatraz has a few contribution guidelines, for anyone looking to make it more awesome.
The installation process creates
~/Library/Application\ Support/Developer/Shared/Xcode/Plug-ins/Alcatraz.xcplugin, which can be deleted to uninstall the plugin completely. To remove all packages installed via Alcatraz, run
rm -rf ~/Library/Application\ Support/Alcatraz/.
Special thanks for Delisa Mason (@kattrali)
Icon by Derek Briggs