Reducing compilation time of Starling & Feathers projects

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When using Starling together with Feathers I always use the source files instead of precompiled SWCs. Using the source files has a few benefits thanks to which you can:

  • Look under the hood to get an idea of how things work
  • Use the latest version from the GitHub (as the SWCs are not rebuilt after every fix)
  • Make changes to some of the APIs very quickly

None of this is possible if you’re using the precompiled SWCs. On the other hand, project compilation takes a little bit longer. Luckily, if you’re one of the many Starling/Feathers developers who use IntelliJ IDEA then there’s an easy way to achieve faster compilation times while having the ability to browse and edit the sources.

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