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Subject: Re: make the cvs build zips smaller?

Re: make the cvs build zips smaller?

From: Manuel Dejonghe <manuel_at_dejonghe.de>
Date: 2006-05-03

On 5/3/06, Daniel Stenberg <daniel@rockbox.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 3 May 2006, Manuel Dejonghe wrote:
>
> >> Doing full/light packages will help the users who download packages, not
> >> build servers that create them.
> >
> > Could the central build server not repackage submissions from such
> > slow-connected-servers ?
>
> It would somewhat defeat the purpose of the distributed builds to bring back
> significant work to the main server. The files that would be missing in a
> "light build" would still be target-specific so they would not just be an
> identical set of files to append to all packages unconditionally.
>
> > Or let the central server do the packaging only.
>
> The packaging needs lots of files that are created during the build so thus
> only a machine that builds for a target can package for that target.

Okay, I thought the biggest part would be the identical fonts, wps and such.
Langs, Rocks are indeed target-dependant.

> There's also this angle: the current script works like this and it seems like
> a lot more work to add work-arounds for build servers with severly capped
> upload rates than to just say that we prefer servers without such limitations.
> I would expect that many people out there have more than 200Kbit/s upload
> capabilities on their servers...
>
> And yes, I'm old and grumpy! ;-)

given :-)

~lImbus
Received on Wed May 3 10:32:27 2006


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