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Re: Any pointers to speed up the build
I think from your screenshots in the issue you're working on that you're on
Windows -- I can second that using Visual Studio / MSVC is significantly
faster than mingw.
Also, if you are testing something over and over in eeschema or pcbnew,
just building that one target and running from the build directory is
faster than running "make install" every time.
This does come with some caveats (see the dev docs about
KICAD_RUN_FROM_BUILD_DIR) but if you are making a minor change and
rebuilding frequently, it's definitely the way to go in my opinion.
On Sun, Jul 11, 2021 at 8:59 AM Andrew Lutsenko <anlutsenko@xxxxxxxxx>
> Few things that can help
> 1. Disable qa tests build if you don't need them
> 2. Disable python scripting if you don't need it
> 3. Use MSVC if you are on windows. Their linker is a LOT faster than gcc.
> 4. Use more powerful hardware. Those steps take <10s on my pc but it's a
> 12 core 3900x.
> On Sun, Jul 11, 2021 at 5:35 AM Pradeepa Senanayake <
> pradeepa.kck@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hello Team,
>> I don't know whether this is normal, but even for a small change, the
>> application takes ~ 15 mins to build.
>> $ time make -j 5 install
>> real 14m51.815s
>> user 0m8.017s
>> sys 0m15.641s
>> The most time is spent in the linking process. (Following steps)
>> [ 98%] Linking CXX shared module _pcbnew.kiface
>> [ 98%] Built target pcbnew_kiface
>> [ 98%] Creating python's pcbnew native module _pcbnew.pyd for command
>> line use.
>> [ 98%] Built target pcbnew
>> [ 98%] Linking CXX executable qa_pcbnew_tools.exe
>> [ 98%] Linking CXX executable qa_pcbnew.exe
>> [ 98%] Built target pcbnew_python_module
>> [ 98%] Built target qa_pcbnew_tools
>> [100%] Built target qa_pcbnew
>> Is there a way to speed this up?
>> Best Regards,
>> Pradeepa Senanayake.
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