Donating some cycles to the build farm
abartlet at samba.org
Wed Jan 9 21:27:40 GMT 2008
On Wed, 2008-01-09 at 10:21 -0800, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 09, 2008 at 12:45:44PM -0500, Scott Lovenberg wrote:
> > Volker Lendecke wrote:
> > >On Tue, Jan 08, 2008 at 05:35:38AM -0500, Scott Lovenberg wrote:
> > >>I'd like to donate some spare cycles that I've got to the build farm;
> > >>would someone kindly direct me as to whom it is that I should contact to
> > >>make this happen?
> > >
> > >Well, we have plenty of cycles. If you have an exotic
> > >platform, then it would be very interesting. But there are
> > >already quite a few Linux boxes in the build farm, so the
> > >additional value of one more is not too big.
> > >
> > >Don't get me wrong, I appreciate your offer, but for the
> > >build farm we're mostly interested in platforms we don't yet
> > >have.
> > >
> > >What's the platform you can offer?
> > >
> > >Volker
> > Well, if you want exotic, I've got a somewhat recent copy of Plan9 in my
> > archive somewhere ;). Well, it's a livecd, and I've never booted it -
> > but it's still in my possession and I'm gonna' boot the thing after I
> > complete my "languages I have to try at least once before I die... so
> > that I can feel justified for every time someone told me about them and
> > I told them a thing or two about Real Programmers!"
> Plan9 and the Hurd would be interesting build farm targets, but to be
> honest I'm not sure how much time we'd devote to fixing build issues
Over the time since the build farm started in 2001, the landscape
certainly has changed. Exotic but used has generally been a reasonable
guideline, but as time has gone on, the proprietary Operating System
world has changed drastically...
As Jeremy loves to say 'Linux is the new POSIX'...
Authentication Developer, Samba Team http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.
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