Ways to possibly speed up package builds:
- Faster hardware. Currently using 96GB of RAM and 24 cores. Could go to 512GB RAM and 64 cores, but there are concerns we don't scale that well there.
- Cleanup - Getting rid of duplicate versions of large packages such as multiple llvm ports, multiple gcc ports, multiple openoffice ports, multiple webkit ports, etc.
- Only rebuild things if libraries they are linked to have change
Avoid installing runtime deps when making packages -- has impacts on meta ports, needs work, see Replace dependencies by dep formula
See Also: pkg TODO