[FFmpeg-devel] Donations and what happens with them

Diego Biurrun diego
Wed Jan 26 15:26:04 CET 2011

On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 03:12:36PM +0100, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 01:48:29PM +0100, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> > The impenetrability of the motion estimation code has already hampered
> > development of the CAVS encoder in the past, likely other things as
> > well.
> > 
> > Furthermore it slows down parallel builds by an insane amount.  If you
> > have a few cores available, compiling motion_est.c takes up more time
> > than all of the rest of libavcodec.  Thus all linking stages are
> > delayed and precious developer time wasted.
> Iam thinking the build system recompiles far too much far too often
> Its caused by basing its design on "recompile everything that might in some
> corner case need it"
> a rule like "minimize the average time it takes a developer to build a
> working binary" would work better, id much prefer to have it rebuild just 10%
> of what it does for a 1% chance that i need to manually do a make distclean; make
> to get a fully working binary.

ccache is your friend.


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