Now that you have a working machine, you will need to install the basic software needed to run builds.
Although this can be accomplished in a number of ways (VNC, Web Console, etc.), we will be using SSH, as it’s easier to do repeatedly and to automate as you scale up.
You can access your host via SSH from your desktop provided you have the VPN connected:
All further terminal commands in this guide will assume that you are logged into the above.
/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
brew install rbenv ruby-build
echo 'if which rbenv > /dev/null; then eval "$(rbenv init -)"; fi' >> ~/.bash_profile
You will have to enter your Apple Developer credentials to download Xcode. This will require a valid developer license and 2-factor auth from your device.
You can manually install Xcode via the App Store if required, but we recommend
Xcode::Install, a tool for installing and managing multiple versions of Xcode. This allows you to use the one machine for multiple versions and swap between them, similar to the approach we took in the previous step for Ruby:
gem install xcode-install
xcversion install 9.0.1
sudo xcode-select -s /Applications/Xcode.app
The version of Xcode installed needs to correspond to the version of Swift that your iOS or macOS app runs on. Find the correct version here. You can install the corresponding version via
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