I'm trying to figure out if it is possible to use partitions using either command line flow (I want to integrate it into a Makefile environment) or at least using xflow.
So far I have come to the conclusion that there is no documentation at all on how to use it outside of Project Navigator. Something which also annoys me is that it seems like the entire design is synthesized (without any optimization I presume) every time I save a file in ISE if partitions are enabled. Using some -XstNtrc switch to xst which is not documented anywhere that I can find. And it seems like xst also gets an -ise switch which points to the .ise binary blob. (This means that it takes about a minute to save a small file in ISE because it waits for xst to complete...)