[webkit-dev] Building WebKit's GTK+ back-end using distcc timing

Alejandro Garcia Castro alex at igalia.com
Thu Mar 10 03:46:06 PST 2011

On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 11:55:15AM +0100, Ilyes Gouta wrote:
> Hi,
> [...]
> Could some one enlighten us about what have changed in the build
> system of the Gtk+ port of WebKit that would have an impact on the
> total build time? Could it be that configure.ac has changed so that
> the final generated GNUMakefile is less optimal and spends more time
> doing something else, when going through the CXX files to compile
> them?

I think after that commit (if I checked it correctly it was 1 year
ago) a lot things have changed and I do not think there is just one
patch to blame, probably just the additions of new files to the
compilation after that commit could be increasing the time. I've also
noticed compilation is slower since 1 year ago, but I do not think it
has been just one patch the reason.

Anyway the main change lately in the compilation system has been this:


But not sure if that could cause such a big impact in your distcc
compilation, you can try to check it.

I hope this helps.

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