paddyg wrote:nuitka looks interesting and I might follow that up.
I've run some tests today. First I compiled omxplayweerGUI, a single Python script of 64856 bytes. It worked nicely, but
main.ccp size is 1.5 MB and the size of the binary is 800983 bytes!
I couldn't see any measurable speed improvements.
Then I compiled youtube-dl (which is quite slow on the RPi). It gave 10 warnings, but otherwise compiled a working version. Took two hours and the binary is 24882325
And again I couldn't see any difference in speed; I suppose because loading of the binary takes too long.
But now I know for sure how hot the RPi gets, when it's using all 4 cores at 100%: 67 deg. (normally around 40). In a closed case the temperature would be about 10 deg. higher, I suppose.