Compile speed on windows.

• Mar 9, 2023 - 20:55

My question is if the compile time on windows is really much longer than on Linux. It was the case on version 2.0 and it was really very very long compared to a compilation under Linux. I would like to install the dev chain for MuseScore again and see what I could do with the MuseScore 4.0 version. I had stopped offering PR partly because of the slowness of Dev under windows. The precompiled headers could not be used under windows at the time. I don't want to install a dual boot on my computer and have Linux in addition to windows.
Thanks for your help.



In reply to by Anthony Lunt

Sorry, but this is utter nonsense. Microsoft Visual C++ is a native compiler (read: comming from the same vendor as the OS itself) and is the one that MuseScore (3 and 4) uses by default. On my PC (Windows 11) a full build using MSVC takes less than 3 minutes.

You're partly right when it comes to MinGW, something MuseScore did use up to MuseScore 2, (and still can for MuseScore 3, but no longer for MuseScore 4 unfortunately), the compile time is comparable, but the link time is abysmal.

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