Friday, 21 June 2013

Re: Speeding up sbuild / PPA / distro builds (optiPNG)

On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 11:22:47PM +0200, Michał Sawicz wrote:
> Because of -o7 (slowest) we saved another 112kB, or 2%. Then, added
> export NO_PNG_PKG_MANGLE=1 to debian/rules and voilá! that's a _lot_ of
> our pandas' time saved.

Please don't upload packages to the archive with NO_PNG_PKG_MANGLE set,
optimizing PNGs isn't the only thing it does. Maybe we should have a
second flag just for turning off PNG optimization, but the better answer
for many (admittedly, not all) packages is to split PNGs into arch-indep
packages, so they only build on i386.

We do have faster ARM buildds in the pipe as well, though they're still
in a testing phase right now, but they'll be online Soon(tm), so let's
see how that helps out with some of the awful.

... Adam

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