Re: New Emdebian Server available
First of all thank you Allen :)
A small question, is there also a builddaemon running on that one? (because of
the buildd.emdebian.org, or is it in the planning?)
Quoting Allen Curtis <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > What about setting up an UML instance for each developper?
> > I personnaly have a ibook 500mhz with 128megs of ram, and it would be
> > great to loose as much time as possible compiling those emdebian
> > packages.
> I don't know about UML per user but it is possible to setup compiler
> farms to increase performance. Dan Kegel's crosstool provides
> facilities to take advantage of such a thing. It would also be
> beneficial from a "build all architectures" test point of view.
Sounds very interesting. I just wonder if it is going to work well over the net.
I cannot imagine something like distcc running very well over the net
> > My view is that we should look for funding/renting to build a cluster
> > of
> > servers, with the possibility to have an UML instance per developper.
> Funding for fast Internet connections would probably be better. You can
> take advantage of lots of cheap hardware if you can communicate fast
I believe several developers might have a reasonable system they could try to
fit in a building infrastructure. I looked it up (and even with the very high
memory prices) you can build a reasonable system (duron 1800, motherboard,
cooler, 512 MB ram, case, 80Gb HD, without screen keyboard and mouse) for under
400 euros in all brand new parts. So chances are they own such a system. Of
course it isn't a new dual G5, but it should already compile quite good, coupled
with fast internet access it could be used to distribute the compiling work. And
if I had more or less permanent internet access I wouldn't mind to give console
access to one of my more powerful desktops.
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