TextMate instead of Xcode for iTouch?

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Greetings!

So, I have to be honest with you, I don't really like the Xcode text editor. I also don't like things being done for me via automagic: behind the scenes sneakery. However, I read somewhere that you have to use Xcode in-order to publish to the iPhone and iTouch. Is this true?

What are the pros and cons for not using Xcode?

Thanks!

~Achi
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Post: #2
Yes, you need to use Xcode to build, deploy, configure, etc. However, you don't need to use its built-in text editor. In fact, Textmate comes with a plugin that will automatically build/run the Xcode project you're working on. Also, I believe you can set an external editor in Xcode so that it opens up Textmate whenever you click on a file in its views.

In other words, you can use Textmate to write code, but you'll need to keep Xcode open to do almost everything else.

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That's fantastic news. Thank you very much for answering my questions. Smile

~Achithyn
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