Two User-Experience Problems

Daniel J. Luke dluke at
Thu Aug 20 13:54:29 PDT 2015

> On Aug 20, 2015, at 4:37 PM, Jean-François Caron <jfcaron at> wrote:
> Regarding the buildmakejobs option that Daniel Luke pointed out: From what I read, this will make all build commands use the specific number that I put, if I don’t put 0, but some ports won’t build properly.  

citation needed.

ports that have problems building parallel should be configured to not build parallel (so if you have a problem, it’s a bug in the port that we want to know about and fix).

> I would like to leave the number of cores up to the system to determine, but cap it at some value.

… so not up to the system to determine? ;-)

> I will try increasing the buildnicevalue instead of capping the cores.  That should be equivalent from the user-experience perspective.

that is what I do.

Daniel J. Luke                                                                   
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