Archive for Publishing taking forever (Xamarin iOS)

JayKannanJayKannan USMember
edited April 2018 in Visual Studio

I've been trying to build an archive to publish on TestFlight and the build output shows that the project is "done building", but the progress bar is stuck at building Release | iPhone for really long. it didn't take this long before I've had these issues before so I cleared all my packages, removed bin/obj and restart VS. this time, even that isn't working. there's no real indication of why it's just stuck there for almost 10 minutes. is this related to any known bug? my project is quite heavy and uses MVVMCross (which we recently upgraded to 5.7.0)


  • JayKannanJayKannan USMember

    It did eventually finish at 15 minutes, but that's a long time to wait without any indication. anybody know the reason for this?

  • HortinzHortinz GBMember ✭✭

    You said your project is quite heavy. What machine are you running this on?

    If you've cleared all the packages/bin/obj directories I would say at least 10m for a heavy project is normal.

  • stesvisstesvis USMember ✭✭✭

    Mine takes even more than an hour...and it's not that heavy.
    Ok my Mac is slow but still....

    Something to consider is the Linker Behavior. The more devices you cover, the bigger the IPA, and the slower to build...

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