Android source becomes faster to build

Building Android from its gigabytes of source code take a little bit of time.
And yes this is an euphemism, as we are talking about roughly 2 hours for a reasonably powerful quad core desktop CPU.

Of course when working with this gigantic project, you learn quickly how to build only what's necessary and its dependencies.

Still it's very good news that AOSP is switching from an optimized use of the venerable "make" tool to a duo of better optimized replacements named Kati and Ninja.

It's only the beginning since there's an effort to rework the build files design and WebView chromium now comes pre-built (which alone divides the full build time by almost two).

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Re: ANN: AOSP builds with ninja
Publié le 28/10/15 13:47 (4 messages)

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François Simond

Mobile engineer & analyst specialized in, display, camera color calibration, audio tuning

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