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RE: Distributed Compilation

> Have you folks seen/tried this...
> <>
> "distcc is a program to distribute compilation of
>  C or C++ code across several machines on a network.
>  distcc should always generate the same results as a
>  local compile, is simple to install and use, and is
>  often two or more times faster than a local compile.
>  distcc does not require all machines to share a
>  filesystem, have synchronized clocks, or to have the
>  same libraries or header files installed. Machines
>  can be running different operating systems, as long
>  as they have compatible binary formats or
>  cross-compilers."
> It even works (according to the docs) with ccache,
> so it shouldn't recompile anything it doesn't need
> too.
> Apparently it also compiles OOTB for cygwin, so if
> no-one beats me to this I'll try and package it up
> in the next few weeks.

distcc is great - I can compile KDE CVS in about 10 minutes total using 30
machines at college.
OT, but do you think distcc could be run over the Internet? Imagine a huge
distributed Cygwin compile farm across the world...


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