[OE-core] [PATCH 0/4] Don't build gtk+-native

Richard Purdie richard.purdie at linuxfoundation.org
Tue Mar 5 23:49:31 UTC 2013

On Mon, 2013-03-04 at 12:52 +0000, Ross Burton wrote:
> We're building gtk+-native (so the X stack, freetype, fontconfig, etc etc) just
> to run gtk-update-icon-cache on the host when building the rootfs.
> This series adds a recipe that builds just that binary from a GTK+ tarball using
> a bit of hackery.
> For a benchmark of building sato-icon-theme from nothing (no sstate or tmp):
> master takes 13:25 to run 1037 tasks.
> ross/gtk takes 9:26 to run 629 tasks.
> So that's a four minute gain and 400 less tasks.

Here, my core-image-sato build from populated DL_DIR time fell by about
2.5 minutes due to this changeset (46:59 to 44:17 mins) so a 5% speedup.
Nice! :)

It would seemingly make around six seconds on "bitbake core-image-sato
-c rootfs" from sstate too (5m25 ish).



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