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Re: Need Volunteers to test patch for gnu make

From: Gary R. Van Sickle
Subject: Re: Need Volunteers to test patch for gnu make
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2006 22:17:26 -0500

(not cross-posting, but I did post this same email to cygwin-at)

Hi Bill,

> From: William A. Hoffman
> Sent: Friday, September 08, 2006 2:35 PM
> Subject: Re: Need Volunteers to test patch for gnu make
> At 12:38 PM 9/8/2006, William A. Hoffman wrote:
> >Thanks Bob.   OK, so that is three people that have tested 
> this patch.
> >Please try the patch if you use make.  DOS paths will be on
> >and there will be no way to turn it off.   We want to make 
> sure this does
> >not break any POSIX based makefiles.   
> Since folks seem to be adverse to building from source, I have made 
> the patched make.exe available here:

You might want to strip this; it's ~4xxkB unstripped, 147kB stripped.

> Please try it, and report any problems on this list.
> Thanks.
> -Bill

I just finished trying it on my standard test, building a cvs pull of
wxWindows tip.  Worked like a charm.  It even shaved almost 18 seconds (!)
(;-)) off my build time:

Old make:

$ time make

real    23m30.751s
user    3m57.150s
sys     3m2.379s

New make (i.e. the one from your link, but stripped):

$ time make

real    23m13.115s
           ^^------------ 18 seconds saved (approx. 1%)
user    3m56.285s
sys     3m2.261s

So, I shall take that 18 seconds to also thank you for your great work. ;-)

Gary R. Van Sickle

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