Hi, we're using EA 7.2.x with Visual Studio 2012. In our solution, we have over 300 projects. 268 are C#, 48 are VB, and the rest are C++. We see acceleration because many of these projects can run in parallel and independently of each other.
In steady-state, we see 3-4x speed improvement. However, our first-time runs have 35-minute makefile creation times. We are presently sensitive about this makefile creation time because EA is new to us and we're trying optimize our experiences. This means we're checking out fresh code, updating environment variables, and adjusting some inputs. Since we have many C# and VB projects, we feel maybe there is room to make things even better.
We have been experimenting with the parameters below. We're wondering about the PARSE_PROJECTS value and why it doesn't seem to be influencing our makefile creation time.
ECADDIN_RUN_LOCAL_PROJECT (for a final packaging project)
Is ECADDIN_DONT_PARSE_PROJECTS suitable for a Visual Studio solution that is primarily C# and VB?
Are there other options we should consider to reduce the makefile creation time?