Repository PackageCompiler precompiled images for Windows?

#1

Sometimes I find compiling packages and having to wait for packages really annoying, and I was thinking, once I compile a system image on Windows using PackageCompiler.jl I can just copy the dll file from one installation to another and have almost instant start-up time. Now my start time for DataFrames.jl.

If this can happen for me, I think it would be interesting to start up a repository of these compiled dlls. E.g. I would have one with Plots, DataFrames, GLM, TableReader etc compiled and call it the Data Manipulation dll bundle and make it available for download, so people can just load these images and start seeing the benefits. There is little point in different people all compiling the same dlls.

Maybe I need to finish off my other projects and have a crack at this.

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#2

Maybe just provide something like anaconda? A curated shared library for a list of packages? I thought this should be in Julia Pro tho.

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#3

Compilation is a pain. If it’s up to me, I would definitely prefer someone else compiles them for me!

I have made a start with https://github.com/xiaodaigh/DataBundle

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