"EGO" Xcode Theme for Xcode 4 + EGOv2

Shaun, Feb 4

Almost two years ago now, we posted our Xcode theme, "EGO".  It's been significantly more popular than I ever thought, we've seen a lot tweets about, we've seen it in screen casts, and it even made an appearance in the product launch video for robotcat's Outside app.  There's no real metric for these things, but it seems to be one of the more popular third party Xcode things (we're number one in Google!).

So, with the GM release of Xcode 4, we've gone ahead and ported our original EGO theme to the new Xcode 4 file format.

We're also posting a alternative version of EGO, EGOv2.  It's based on EGO but has some key differences: New background color, new comment colors, themed console, and other minor tweaks and slight HSB adjustments.  Here's a comparison:

Original EGO Theme

New EGOv2 Theme


To install the themes, run the following blocks of code in Terminal:

Original EGO

mkdir -p ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/UserData/FontAndColorThemes; cd ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/UserData/FontAndColorThemes; curl -O http://developers.enormego.com/assets/egotheme/EGO.dvtcolortheme

New EGOv2

mkdir -p ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/UserData/FontAndColorThemes; cd ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/UserData/FontAndColorThemes; curl -O http://developers.enormego.com/assets/egotheme/EGOv2.dvtcolortheme

Now just restart Xcode, go to Preferences > Fonts & Colors, and select "EGO" or "EGOv2" from the color theme drop down.

Note: Both themes now use Menlo Bold 13pt.  This might not be for everyone, but I've found it much easier on the eyes and the bold seems to render nicer than regular, to me.  Feel free to change!

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