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Re: Results of the meeting in Helsinki about the Vancouver proposal

On 8/24/05, Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 24, 2005 at 02:13:50PM +0200, Peter 'p2' De Schrijver wrote:
> Do you want to take the chance of finding out the hard way after having
> built 10G (or more) worth of software?
> This is not a case of embedded software where you cross-compile
> something that ends up on a flash medium the size of which is counted in
> megabytes; this is not a case of software which is being checked and
> tested immediately after compilation and before deployment. This is a
> whole distribution. Subtle bugs in the compiler may go unnoticed for a
> fair while if you don't have machines that run that software 24/7. If
> you replace build daemons by cross-compiling machines, you lose machines

Instead of replacing machines you could add cross-compiling machines
to detect bugs earlier if the native machines can't keep up with
(speculative) compiling to find (toolchain) bugs.

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