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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 support@figma.com.

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.

I think this can help:

@h_v_b Hi! I am having also issues publishing a library.

It is a library that can be used by three people at the same time - and it has few variants. However the time that takes publishing which could be even more than 10mins…
I am wondering if you found a solution for a quicker work-flow?

Thanks,
L

If you haven’t yet, you definitely need to report such issues to support: Submit a request – Figma

I’ve been in touch with support.

Recent updates made the publishing faster.

We had also built our library so there were light + dark variants of each component. Removing this option made it all work better.
We plan on using Theemer to build the dark designs. It would be nice to have a native way of dealing with color themes though.