Is there any plan to open the native extension toolchain to the developer?


Hi Defold guys, I am a game developer from China. First of all, thanks for the great work, I loves your engine.
You maybe know, China has GFW (Great FireWall) to audit all access to the websites out of China, your website is also blocked time to time. As Defold uses cloud CI system to build the projects, I often got build failed due to the broken network connection. So my question is: Do you have any plan to open the toolchain to the developer? So I can build my project locally with it.
Sorry for my horrible English, hope I made myself clear. Thansk again.


It’s possible to run the native extension build server process in a Docker container, but we have not made any decision to share this yet. @Mathias_Westerdahl knows more about this and any plans we might have for this in the future.

It’s far from horrible. You made perfect sense!


Thanks to @britzl for the quick reply, isn’t it midnight now at your place?:sleeping::sleeping:


Nope. We’re located in Stockholm, Sweden. It’s almost 8 in the morning now.


There are currently no plans to release the tool chain. We have talked about it briefly, but we want to focus on the main functionality for now, the build server.


Thanks @Mathias_Westerdahl for the update!