AFAIK there is no need to run makmake if project files have not changed. Still makmake is executed in every build (VS 2003 + Carpide_vs + 3rd MR).
In my project makmake takes about 1,5 - 2 minutes so with smaller changes it takes about 90% of building time. Is there an elegant way to build without makmake.
Currently I have solved this by replacing makmake.bat with empty bat as prebuild event and with rebuild all orginal makmake.bat is used. Ugly but works...