[webkit-dev] Growing tired of long build times? Check out this awesome new way to speed up your build... soon (HINT: It's not buying a new computer)

Dan Bernstein mitz at apple.com
Tue Aug 29 13:02:09 PDT 2017

> On Aug 29, 2017, at 12:48 PM, Geoffrey Garen <ggaren at apple.com> wrote:
>>> We have some preliminary data that says incremental builds will be OK, but not a full benchmark.
>>> Here’s a full benchmark I propose to test incremental builds:
>>> 	Start 7 days ago in SVN history. Do a clean build.
>>> 	SVN update forward by 24 hours. Do an incremental build. Time this build.
>>> 	Repeat 7 times. Average the results.
>> How did you arrive at a day’s worth of changes being representative of a WebKit contributor’s incremental build?
> I asked some people how often they svn up and they said every day.

I see. The right question to ask would have been how much change occurs in their working copy between consecutive incremental builds.

> Geoff

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