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Alongside Tuesday's seed of Apple's iOS 7 beta, the company also pushed out the latest Xcode 5 Developer Preview, the fifth such release for the coding tool.

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As with the previous Xcode 5 release, the fifth Developer Preview comes with the usual fixes and performance buffs, though bugs still remain ahead of the software's public debut.

According to people familiar with the fifth Xcode 5 preview, Apple has done work on a new navigator and test categories for Testing, bot creation and management in Continuous Integration, as well as real-time CPU, energy use, iCloud and OpenGL data in Debugger.

In addition, Interface Builder gets iOS 7 support, while Source Control and Version Editor introduces a new workflow design. Finally, Compiler receives a new Auto Vectorizer tool. Xcode 5's user interface and experience has also been slightly tweaked.

Developers can download the current preview, with a more complete list of new assets, from Apple's Development Center.
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I would not describe these changes as "minor improvements"

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XCode 5 is a major release.

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Question: do you need to be a member of the Mac developer program and/or the iOS developer program?
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Yes you do
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I would not describe these changes as "minor improvements"

Meybe they mean minor over the Xcode 5, preview 4
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Question: do you need to be a member of the Mac developer program and/or the iOS developer program?

You do need to have a membership, but there's no need to pay the yearly $99 subscription fee; that's needed when you want to upload your app.

Link doesn't work in the article:
https://developer.apple.com/xcode/

You can download 4.6.3 here:
https://itunes.apple.com/app/xcode/id497799835?l=en&mt=12
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Question: do you need to be a member of the Mac developer program and/or the iOS developer program?

For Xcode 5 DP, yes; for Xcode 4, no.  Even if someone downloads Xcode 5 DP for you, you'll still need licenses to download the documentation (Mac and iOS) and the simulators (iOS only), so either stick with Xcode 4 or get at least one developer license.

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Even though it's still in Beta 5, I downloaded it, and I am not a fan of the icon look and feel. Has that Visual Studio 2012 matte finish I do not like.

I sincerely hope they put more polish on the look and feel.
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I doubt it. It's pretty much final at this point. I kinda liked the translucency in the messages app but now it's all removed. I hate the fat search iPhone drop down text box. In beta three it was smaller and more elegant.
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