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Subject: RE: running a build server

RE: running a build server

From: RaeNye <raenye_at_netvision.net.il>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 20:16:46 +0200

>> Virtual PC is free. No other advantage.
> So is VMWare Server.

So is colinux, which is IMHO a perfect solution for this.
colinux practically avoids virtualization overhead by not using virtualization at all by running a (modified) linux kernel as a win32 process.
It can run as a service (so you can set it to auto-start).
It may use a physical partition or a file-based block device.

The only real question is -- a build server on a laptop? what's its average uptime? how well does the distributed build system work with servers that are not always online?
Received on 2008-02-19


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