Evan requested that people take some time to make sure their Elm downloads are being cached on their CI environments. I came up with a solution for Netlify builds.
Here’s what the change looks like in your
[build] publish = "./dist/" - command = "npm run build" + command = "export ELM_HOME=\"$NETLIFY_CACHE_DIR/elm\" && npm run build"
I updated the
elm-pages-starter repo with that config for anybody who uses that template going forward:
Here’s the before and after:
It’s nice to shave off a few seconds (on average) from the build, and make it more resilient in case there is ever an outage.
I’m sure there could be a more elegant solution here for how to set the environment variable in Netlify. I played around with it for a while and had trouble getting it to work writing it with this alternative that I saw in these docs:
[build.environment] # doesn't seem to work ELM_HOME = "$NETLIFY_CACHE_DIR/elm"
But that’s just a minor aesthetic issue. Otherwise, everything seems to be working smoothly!
Hope that’s helpful for others!