[webkit-dev] Tips to build faster on Mac?

Brian Burg bburg at apple.com
Thu Mar 15 15:01:07 PDT 2018

> On Mar 15, 2018, at 1:58 PM, Danyao Wang <danyao at chromium.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> Being new to WebKit development (and also switching from Linux to Mac), I find my workflow relatively clumsy. Building on a fresh checkout usually takes me 20+ minutes even on my 12-core Mac Pro. Fastest incremental builds are ~2 minutes. This adds a lot to the develop / test / debug cycle.

These build times seem normal. WebKit is a big project, and we don’t use CMake/ninja by default when building for Cocoa ports.

Are you building via build-webkit on the command line? In my experience, incremental builds are faster via Xcode’s UI.

> I heard the good folks from Igalia working on the GTK port use icecc. Has anyone used this on Mac? Any other productivity tips?
> Thanks!
> Danyao
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