There’s a trend of blog posts about faster builds, so here’s another one.
There is a trick that allows to skip most compilation from the tree, but it only works if the only changes you make are under
browser/ (which should be the case for a lot of front-end development).
- Get a xulrunner SDK nightly for your platform.
- Unpack it with tar or unzip depending on the file you got.
- Add the following to your
- Build with your favorite command.
- Enjoy finishing your clobber build under 30 seconds (20 seconds here, including a 10 seconds configure).