Xcode 9: Source Control Navigator

September 13th, 2017

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Xcode moved the branching version control operations to the source control navigator, whose button is next to the project navigator.

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The source control navigator shows your local branches, tags, and remote branches. Selecting a branch shows the commit history for the branch. Double-clicking a commit shows the changes you made in that commit. Select a commit, right-click, and choose Checkout to revert your repository to that commit.

Branching Operations

To create a new branch, select the branch where you want to base the new branch, right-click, and choose Branch from. A sheet will open for you to name the branch.

To switch to a branch, select the branch, right-click, and choose Checkout.

To create a tag, select a branch, right-click, and choose Tag. A sheet will open for you to name the tag and supply a tag message.

To delete a branch, select it, right-click, and choose Delete. You cannot delete the current branch.

Merging branches involves a branch you select from the source control navigator and the current branch. Select a branch that’s not the current branch and right-click. The contextual menu that opens has items to merge the selected branch into the current branch and merge the current branch into the selected branch.

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