My colleague was working on some optimizations to our build process. Part of that is extracting SDKs for native code (headers and libs) with a standard Copy task using fromZipTree(The_SDK_Zip). What he found was that unzipping that way was about 5 times slower than if he uses the AntBuilder unzip from groovy.util.AntBuilder.
Is there something that can be tweaked to make the standard Gradle mechanism work faster? Like some property of the Copy task that can be set a certain way to skip checks for what is up-to-date or something like that? We are already unzipping to what should be a unique folder for each zip… so we skip the entire unzip step if the folder already exists.