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Re: Alternative: Source-Centric Approach [w/code]

On Fri, Mar 18, 2005 at 07:39:06PM -0600, Gunnar Wolf wrote:
> Matthias Urlichs dijo [Tue, Mar 15, 2005 at 11:14:50PM +0100]:
> > It won't work that well for slower architectures, for the very simple
> > reason that compiling everything would take a long time.
> > 
> > m68k (as the admittedly extreme example) doesn't have ten buildd boxes
> > just because we feel like it. :-)
> Being m68k among the prime candidates for SCC, why shouldn't we ponder
> using emulated autobuilders? We have some quite decent and reliable
> emulators in our archive for some architectures (i.e., basilisk2 for
> m68k [in contrib because of the needed Mac ROMs], hercules for s390),
> and they do work reliably. 

It's bad enough already that the toolchain (which usually does work
reliably) breaks from time to time; having an emulator which might break
in not immediately obvious ways doesn't sound like a particularly
appealing idea to me.

There is no problem whatsoever for us m68k buildd maintainers in
supporting a dozen or so buildd machines -- or more, if required. It
works like a charm.

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 AIR  --  mud  -- FIRE
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