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RE: Distributed Compilation
- From: "Chris January" <chris at atomice dot net>
- To: "Cygwin at Cygwin dot Com" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 12:57:23 -0000
- Subject: 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
> It even works (according to the docs) with ccache,
> so it shouldn't recompile anything it doesn't need
> 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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