[Ed: Milan solved the speed problem for g++, here is what he wrote on devel-list]
Today I tried building FlameRobin with MSVC Express. It works really
nice and it builds FR from scratch in about 2.5 minutes on this
machine where I tried it (Intel Celeron M 1.4GHz with 256MB RAM). This
in on Windows XP Pro with all anti-virus and similar software turned
Then I tried on Linux (it's a dual boot machine) and GCC took 272
seconds, i.e. 4.5 minutes. Both compilers are using PCH. I got really
frustrated about this in the past, so much that I considered to
install Windows on my machine and do FR development there.
But, I suddenly got the idea that GCC might be losing too much time
optimizing. So, I tried to lover the optimization from level 2 to
level 1. I got slight improvement: 225 seconds. Still too slow. Then I
turned it off, and I got the amazing 130 seconds, i.e. 2:10. This is
quite acceptable to development and I guess I'll only use -O2 when we
build the release versions from now on.
The option can be changed by setting CXXFLAGS environment variable
before you run 'configure' script. Something like this (if your shell
$ export CXXFLAGS=
$ ../configure ...
It looks like GCC isn't that bad after all.
..:: FlameRobin ::..:: Firebird ::..