06-20-2012 06:43 PM
Firstly, forgive me if there's a forum for IDE issues, I couldn't find one.
I have a large native c++ project using the IDE (ie. not makefile) with an 'Internal builder'. Build times have been killing me somewhat so I enabled parallel building with 8 jobs. This has made a signficant difference to my full build times but the IDE now rebuilds everything even if a single source file has been touched.
Has anyone had any luck with parallel build + incremental build?
06-22-2012 03:26 PM
Parallel building should not have this effect; I would recommend logging a new Issue in the Issue Tracker by following the link below:
06-22-2012 08:26 PM
OK, will do.
Out of interest, is anyone else using parallel build + incremental build successfully with IDE managed projects? In my case, it's very easy to reproduce:
- Go to Project->Properties
- Select C/C++ build
- Select the Behaviour tab
- Check 'Use parallel build' and 'Build (Incremental build)'
- Start a build and wait for it to finish (marvel at how much faster it is)
- Start another build without touching a single file
- Result : Every file is rebuilt again
If it works for some people then it means that I possibly need to supply more information about my use case in the bug report.
08-10-2012 02:52 PM
Yes, i discovered this and was about to start a new thread until i saw your post.
Its incredibly painful for big projects. makes me dread making code changes!
Seems to be this Eclipse issue: https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=2176
If the relevant Momentics people could take alook it would be awesome!
I'm running the playbook 2.01 sdk on windows.
08-18-2012 03:45 PM
in a possibly related issue, if i cancel a build (not uncommon since they can take so long!) then that triggers a full rebuild next time too! Argh
A full rebuild takes me 30+ minutes so I hope theres some way of working around this
One extra data point: my main project is dependant on a number of other native SDK projects (each creating a .a library). Not sure if this is a factor in either of the issues.
03-11-2013 06:53 AM - edited 03-11-2013 06:57 AM
Sadly no, and I haven't done any further BlackBerry development for the last few months so I can't say if anything's changed (although from your post, it seems like it hasn't!).
I feel your pain. I was working cross platform so I could do a lot of my work in Visual Studio (25 second full rebuild). The BlackBerry full build was taking closer to 5 minutes with 7 out of 8 CPU cores sitting idle.
Developers cannot be expected to produce large high-quality apps with such a slow build system. I seem to remember that the turnaround for touching a single source file and deploying to the device was pretty painful too.
BTW I'm not using any pre-built libraries so I don't think that's a factor in your case.
03-11-2013 11:07 AM
Try Qt Creator. It works with Cascades, supports parallel builds and the IDE itself is very fast.
03-11-2013 01:03 PM
Interesting. If I went down this route:
- Is it possible to import my current Eclipse project into QtCreator (it's not a makefile project)?
- What's the debugging experience like in QtCreator?