I am using InstallBuilder 8 on a Mac, and whether I press "Quick Build" or "Build", the whole installer program is recreated, all the files are added etc., resulting in a rather long building time, every time I want to test a new feature in the installer characteristics or behaviour (the instaleld files themselves are not changed).

What could I be doing wrong?

asked 17 Jan '12, 09:39

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How much time does it take to create the installer? Could you check if you get any warning logged in the build log such as: "Product installer was build with a different InstallBuilder version. Full build was required"


answered 17 Jan '12, 10:05

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Thanks for your reply. The build time is 240 seconds. The build log contains no error message.

For now, I just place a few files in my installation folders, so that building is quick and I can test the installer. I will add all the files later.

(23 Jan '12, 08:07) John

Could you try building the original project using:

Builder.app/Contents/MacOS/installbuilder.sh build project.xml --debugtrace fullbuild.xml


Builder.app/Contents/MacOS/installbuilder.sh quickbuild project.xml --debugtrace quickbuild.xml

And then send us the generated files to support@bitrock.com? Also, was the build process faster using the command line?

(23 Jan '12, 10:06) juanjo ♦♦

I'm having the same problem. Not only do I get full rebuilds all the time, the "downloadable components" build takes 4-5 times longer still (and never quick builds).

Its taking maybe half an hour to do a full rebuild, 2-3 hours to do a full downloadable rebuild, and I'm doing this for 3 OSs. Its a tad extreme. Might this be due to heavy use of packing filters? (I'm not adding lots of individual files, instead I'm filtering a a number of directories so that we can change the contents without having to rewrite the installer.


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