Build performance with Sandcastle June 2010

Jul 22, 2010 at 3:59 AM

We've just upgraded to Sandcastle June 2010 (at the same time as upgrading to Sandcastle Help File Builder 1.9).

Our build time for our CHM has increased from around 15 minutes to consistently 40+ minutes. We have not altered any configuration options and I have checked that the build outputs (HTML Help 1 & 2) for the old project match the outputs for the new project. I'm picking that this is a Sandcastle issue, rather than a SHFB issue?

Has anyone else seen anything similar?

Jul 22, 2010 at 4:28 PM

Are you building Help 1 and Help 2 formats from the same SHFB project?  If so, note that SHFB builds multiple formats concurrently as before but outputs a separate set of files using a separate set of build components for each help file format specified in the project.  That can increase the build time especially since it can use more memory.  See the version 1.9 release notes in the SHFB help file for details.