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Subject: Re: Speeding up plugin builds?

Re: Speeding up plugin builds?

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2008 23:42:57 +0100 (CET)

On Fri, 31 Oct 2008, Joseph Garvin wrote:

> Using 'make rocks' helps a lot, but builds still spend a really long
> time on 'MAKE in plugins/bitmaps/native' even though I've compiled
> multiple times now without ever altering any bitmaps. Is it checking
> if the bitmaps or altered or is it running the conversion everytime?

You're using cygwin, so you'll suffer from the great cygwin slowness. Even
when the build system does everything right you'll find it slow. The exact
same HW will build Rockbox MUCH faster if you ran Linux, and that's also true
for Linux in a VM on that machine.

There may of course be areas in the build that can be further improved though
that could speed things up.

> I'm not an autotools guru so it's hard for me to tell.

We're not using any autotools. This is plain traditional make magic!

Received on 2008-10-31

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