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Subject: Re: Switching to the new distributed build system

Re: Switching to the new distributed build system

From: Jonathan Gordon <>
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2009 12:35:14 -0700

2009/7/15 Björn Stenberg <>:
> As many of you know, I and Daniel have been working on a new distributed build system since Devcon. It has now reached the point where it does everything the old system does, only faster and better.
> Hence, we intend to switch to the new system this evening (maybe sometime around 20:00-21:00 UTC). In concrete terms, it means we will stop the old system and change a few links on the web site.
> The new build system is an improvement in several ways:
> - It allows clients to come and go as they choose, even in the middle of build rounds.
> - It also runs all builds at low priority, so you can run it on your desktop without it grinding to a halt when compiling starts.
> - Also, it attempts to make use of slower machines by giving them small builds and let the big servers handle the heavy lifting.
> This means that practically everyone can contribute with a build client, for how little or long as you choose. Start it when you like, stop it when you like. Or leave it running permanently. It's your choice.
> For information about how to run a build client, see:
> --
> Björn

hey, doesnt work on OSX, bogomips fails and uname -o isnt supported.
Received on 2009-07-15

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