[distcc] Feature request: compile environments

Martin Pool mbp at sourcefrog.net
Fri Sep 3 00:33:01 GMT 2004

On  3 Sep 2004, Frerich Raabe <frerich at hex.athame.co.uk> wrote:
> Moin,
> one feature which icecream[1], a distributed compilation setup developed by
> a few KDE folks, provides - and which I would really like to see in
> distcc - is the concept of 'environments'.

What is up with these people?  Why fork rather than cooperating?

> In an icecream setup, an 'environment' is really only a tarball containing
> the few binaries required for turning preprocessed sourcecode into an object
> file (for the gory details, you might want to have a look at the create-env
> script[2] which generates such environments). For each compile job, an
> icecream node then checks whether it needs to ship the environment together
> with the preprocessed code or not. This makes icecream very easy to use in
> heterogenous networks, and also makes cross-compiling stuff quite simple.
> I would be interested in what you people think about this. If there is
> sufficient interest, and no immediately obvious technical issues which
> make this barely feasible in distcc, I'll have a look at implementing
> this.

That sounds good.


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