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CocoaPods 0.36 - Framework and Swift Support

TL;DR: CocoaPods 0.36 has been released, with the long-awaited support for Frameworks and Swift.

CocoaPods 0.36 adds support for dynamic frameworks, and with that it also brings enhanced support for dependencies using Apple's new programming language, Swift. This has been one of the largest singular changes in CocoaPods, affecting almost all of CocoaPods' subsystems such as Xcodeproj.

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Test Jam

Last year, around this time, we ran a Bug Bash over a weekend. It went beautifully. We triaged a whole lot of issues, got a lot of minor issues fixed and found some new members for the core team.

Not ones to repeat ourselves, we’ve begun preparations on the next big community event. It’s a test jam, and everyone is invited.

TLDR/Elevator Pitch: If the community is going to move towards Swift, then let’s make sure that our Objective-C is in order by adding tests to established libraries.

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The captain leaves the bridge

TL:DR I've had a fantastic 5 years making CocoaPods what it is today, but now it is time to care for my other babies: my new job, my house boat, and my actual baby!!! I will still work on CocoaPods, but not as much. Thank you all for a great 5 years!

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Pod Authors Guide to CocoaPods Frameworks

TL;DR: CocoaPods 0.36 will bring the long-awaited support for Frameworks and Swift. It isn't released and considered stable yet, but a beta is now available for everyone via [sudo] gem install cocoapods --pre. Pod authors will especially want to try this version to make sure their pods will work with the upcoming release. This is because if a single dependency in a user's project requires being a framework, then your Pod will also become a framework.

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CocoaPods is a reflection on the Cocoa community, a mirror that reflects the effort of thousands on individual contributions to a greater idea of sharing and helping each other to improve. As the community grows, so does the tooling around it, growing on both complexity and size.

A year ago we unveiled the new CocoaPods branding. It was the culmination of 6 months of design and development work for a few volunteers in their spare time. Let's take a look at what else has changed in the last year.

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