OS X command line developer tools

Apple recently released a separate download for their command line developer tools (make, llvm, gcc front-end, etc) on OS X. Developed by Kenneth Reitz initially and now in-house at Apple, it unbundles the tools from the main Xcode download and they’re usable with various from-source packaging initiatives on OS X like Homebrew.

If I have any criticism, it’s that there’s no easy way to version the download other than when you downloaded it, and there’s no changelog shown by the installer.

Otherwise it’s so much more convenient than a full Xcode download for things like Homebrew (which you really shouldn’t be without if you’re an OS X user).

Thanks, Kenneth and Apple!