sloooowww standalone building with many included files

Mike Kerner MikeKerner at
Thu May 22 15:39:21 EDT 2014

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>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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