Apple today released an updated version of Xcode, Xcode 9.3.1. The new version of Xcode comes over a month after the release of Xcode 9.3, which was launched alongside iOS 11.3 back in late March.
Xcode 9.3.1 is a minor bug fix update. According to Apple's release notes, it addresses an issue that could cause a user to have to log in with their Apple ID repeatedly and it fixes a bug that could cause Xcode to hang when using Playgrounds.
Xcode 9.3, the previous update, introduced a new Energy organizer designed to help developers detect when an app or app extension is using too much battery life on a user's device.
The software also brought a new 64-bit testing mode for macOS 10.13.4, which is designed to let developers test software for 64-bit compatibility as Apple prepares to start phasing out 32-bit Mac apps. As of Xcode 9.3, Xcode support for macOS 32-bit support has been depreciated.
Xcode 9.3.1 will be followed by Xcode 9.4, which is currently in beta testing. Apple has seeded two betas of Xcode 9.4 to developers thus far.
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[doublepost=1526048728][/doublepost] I go months between crashes and I use it for at least 8 hours a day. I'm not sure how so many people are getting so many crashes. The only crashes I experienced frequently were not even crashes, but rather slowdowns and unresponsiveness in the playgrounds.
I'm not saying you're lying about the crashes, I'm rather just curious on why some people experience so many of them and what the common denominator among those experiencing crashes is.
[doublepost=1526055140][/doublepost] For me, Xcode 9 itself probably only crashes once per week. I consider that huge improvement from 7 and 8. The crashes are mostly not due to the power of the machine though. Often times it's code editor trying to access an non existent line and causes index out of bounds, or some other cryptic crash on NSView loading frames.
IB engine crashes quite often, as well as compiler when I switch branches.