one-big library approach of mozilla ...

Taras Glek tglek at
Tue Feb 14 09:49:00 PST 2012

On 2/14/2012 4:24 AM, Michael Meeks wrote:
> Hi Taras,
> 	We're running into some fun performance&  development iteration
> problems with LibreOffice as we plan to merge more libraries together;
> and I was wondering - how does Mozilla deal with that ?
> 	How long does it take your developers to link / go around a development
> iteration ? are you using incremental linking ? and/or is there a
> different library separation for developers ? or is it basically fast to
> link (even with debuginfo) :-)
Sorry, don't have a magic bullet for this.
We just suffer 30second+ link times for our main library. Apparently 
gold has incremental linking support on some platforms now, that might help.
> 	Tips&  tricks appreciated; oh - and ! thanks for your hospitality
> during FOSDEM :-) great to catch up.
Always great to trade ideas with you :)


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