I recently downloaded an Xcode 4.4 DMG file in Apple's Developer site and then opened it and ran Xcode. I then copied the Xcode app to my Applications folder. By doing that way, can I assume that it's already installed?

When I type "xcode" in Spotlight, it does see the Xcode app.

Your thoughts?

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    Can you edit this to show a link to the version of Xcode you are having problems with? If it's one only NDA cleared people can access, perhaps Stack Overflow would be a better place for this question. Have a look at the faq and let us know if this should be closed here. AFAIK, the App Store version of the program should solve your issue with installing a developer version and keep this on-topic here. – bmike Aug 11 '12 at 15:13
  • I'm not having problems with my Xcode. I just want to know if I installed it correctly because I didn't go through the App store. I opened the DMG file and then copied the Xcode app to my Applications folder and haven't seen some installation notes or progress. So that' why I'm wondering. :P – Panoy Aug 12 '12 at 0:03

It's a bit of a strange question to ask if you aren't experiencing any problems.

Yes, that's how you install Xcode when downloading from the developer centre. However unless you need to run a beta version you're probably better off installing Xcode from the App Store, where you can benefit from update notifications and delta upgrades.

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  • I didn't go to the App Store route because I didn't like the way it displays the progress of your download and I prefer to download using Safari so that I can see how many minutes remained in my download. When using the App store, little did I know that my download was not working because I needed to register first in Apple's Developer site. – Panoy Aug 11 '12 at 14:06
  • The App Store tells you time remaining on downloads as well. You don't need a developer account to install Xcode from the App Store. – Jim Aug 11 '12 at 14:18
  • All I can see is just a progress bar on my Lion's Launchpad. Where can I see the time indicator of the download? – Panoy Aug 11 '12 at 14:26
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    Click the Purchases menu button. You'll see a list of the applications you have installed, and when one is being installed/updated, there's a progress bar with time remaining. – Jim Aug 11 '12 at 14:40

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