App Store version of Xcode 13.2 causing problems for developers

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A bug in the Mac App Store version of Xcode 13.2 is causing problems for developers, who are reporting package errors and issues with compiling projects.

Apple released Xcode version 13.2 on Monday alongside iOS 15.2 and other software updates. However, some developers began noticing a bug in the version available from the Mac App Store.

One developer noticed that the new version of Xcode made their Swift packages unavailable. Additionally, the developer added that Xcode wouldn't compile anything.

Apple has acknowledged the issue in the Xcode 13.2 release notes, stating that developers who are using Swift packages as standalone or dependencies may run into a failure during package resolution.

The Xcode 13.2 update includes software development kits for iOS 15.2, iPadOS 15.2, tvOS 15.2, watchOS 8.3, and macOS Monterey 12.1 and allows for on-device debugging on iOS 9 and later.

It appears that the issues are only affecting the Xcode 13.2 update from the Mac App Store. The version of Xcode available directly from Apple's developer portal isn't impacted.

Apple says it is investigating the issue, but there's currently no timeline on a fix.

Developers who haven't updated yet should download Xcode 13.2 from the Apple Developer website.