sloooowww standalone building with many included files

Ralph DiMola rdimola at evergreeninfo.net
Thu May 22 21:53:04 EDT 2014


Mike,

I found that zipping them up and doing an unzip on first launch was the best compromise. I have an unzip function that will replicate a directory tree if you're interested. It works for Android and iOS.

Ralph DiMola
IT Director
Evergreen Information Services
rdimola at evergreeninfo.net


-----Original Message-----
From: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of Mike Kerner
Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2014 3:39 PM
To: How to use LiveCode
Subject: Re: sloooowww standalone building with many included files

You don't think it would have anything to do with signing an app that has
8500 files in it, do you?  I would bet that THAT would take forEVER


On Thu, May 22, 2014 at 2:29 PM, Chris Sheffield <cmsheffield at icloud.com>wrote:

> So I have an app. An iOS app. This app includes lots and lots of small 
> audio files (nearly 8500). All those files are in a folder, which is 
> included in the Copy Files pane of the standalone build settings. 
> Creating the build works just fine, but it takes a very long time. I 
> haven’t kept track exactly, but probably close to 10 minutes. Maybe not quite.
>
> Anyway, can anyone think of a way to speed this up? I tried creating 
> my own routine to copy that folder into the app bundle in a 
> savingMobileStandalone handler. This worked very well as far as the 
> copying goes. I used revCopyFolder and it worked great and was very 
> quick. It probably only took about 20 seconds to create the build, if that.
> Unfortunately, it appears that the signing of the app takes place 
> *before* what happens in the savingMobileStandalone handler, which 
> seems to be invalidating the signature, as the app bundle is being 
> modified after the signing. I was able to manually install the app on 
> my device and run it just fine, but once I uploaded the build to 
> Testflight for testing purposes, no one was able to download and 
> install it successfully from there.
>
> So any thoughts? Or should I create an enhancement request to see if 
> the build process can be sped up a bit. Not sure why it takes so long, 
> when revCopyFolder is quite fast.
>
> Thanks,
> Chris
>
>
>
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