I am trying to create compressed AppImages for a few closed-source development tools, namely Texas Instruments’ Code Composer Studio (~2GB), Altera’s Quartus (~6GB), Xilinx ISE (~20GB). Creating a quartus image take a full hour due to xorriso’s compression eating up a single cpu core, even though I have SSD drives that should be able do it in minutes.
- Can I disable xorriso’s compression for faster image creation during testing?
- If not, what other techniques can I use to speed testing up?
- Can xorriso do multithreaded compression?
P.S.: Running quartus from the AppDir is working, but running from the image is not. That is why I wanted to test directly with an AppImage.