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Publishing Library speed varies enormously

I’m working on a library file and the speed at which the library gets published is random.

Sometimes pushing 20 changes is fast, at others pushing 2 takes >10min or fails. Publishing in the morning is fast enough, but as the day goes it becomes unworkable, which is a problem for our team as it’s not possible to push library updates.

I’m using the desktop app, but the same issue appears on the browser.

Opening the activity monitor, I can see the Figma (renderer) using one of my 8 CPUs at 100% but it never uses the other CPUs. Why is there no multi threading (hope that’s the correct term)?

What can make the publishing time so slow? What can I do to improve it? Is there a way to contact the @Figma support directly?

You can reach out to Figma Support via the support request form or

Thanks, wrote an email.

Are there best practices on how to split elements across different library files ? The fact that moving components from file to file is a bit scary and makes it so that you need to do quite some proper planning, and I’m not sure I understand the constraints.

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