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This is part of the Installation and Testing on OS X guide for installing and running FreeSWITCH™. This page describes the installation of components that may be unique to OS X 10.11 Installed and tested October 3, 2015: 

  • OS X Mavericks 10.11.0 (10.11 built clean, not upgraded from a prior OS X release)
  • Xcode 7.0.1 and its Command Line Utilities
  • Homebrew and other prerequisites
  • FreeSWITCH™ 1.4.23b+git~20151001 Production Master/Development version



OS X Developer Tools

The OS X Developer Tools are composed of two parts, the Xcode 7 OS X Software Developer Kit used to develop and test OS X GUI applications, and the Command Line Tools that provide LLVMClangGit and other tools required to generate non-GUI applications such as FreeSWITCH™ and its prerequisites. The Command Line Tools are included and automatically installed with Xcode. The Apple Developer site offers the standalone CLT but it cannot be used because Homebrew will not install without the Xcode/CLT version.

Install Xcode

Install Xcode using the OS X App Store application or download it from the OS X Developer site which requires a minimum of a free membership. Xcode takes a while to download and is placed into the Applications folder (/Applications directory) with the CLT in /Applications/ Once installed start Xcode to accept the license agreement.

All editing can be made using Textedit, however, you should try the Xcode editor. It has the advantage of displaying XML code colorized so that syntax errors can be found quickly. This is ideal for editing FreeSWITCH™ XML configuration files.


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Continue at Installation and Testing on OS X - Installation is Complete.

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