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RE: [XaraXtreme-dev] Build server
- From: "Neil Howe" <NeilH@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2006 14:31:43 +0100
- Subject: RE: [XaraXtreme-dev] Build server
> > The 00:00 build finished at 02:30 (approx). That's 2.5 hours.
> > Luke started a build at 08:39 which finished at 13:05. That's 4.5
> > I take it the difference is the older (and apparently less buggy) C
> > compiler.
> > But 4.5 hours is a daft amount of time to spend building something
> > I can build here in 2.5 minutes, especially when we want to know
> > whether or not a change has fixed something close to a release.
> > I don't know whether the build server is still having memory
> > problems or whether this is still the "no pre-compiled headers"
> > problems. Is there anything we can do about it? (post 0.7)
> > Alternatively, are the build server scripts available? I'm thinking
> > I may have a server in a data centre which could do a gcc 4.x
> > compile.
> > Alex
> The problem is partly the fact that we need to use GCC-3.3.6 in order
> get compatibility with most distributions possible (i.e. no
> headers). The build server itself is a reasonable machine now (2.5Ghz
> de-celeron with 512Mb memory).
> The 4.5 build time includes copying executables to various external
> locations and we've be suffering a bandwidth drought whilst mail-shots
> are sent out.
Yes most of that time was spent trying to scp the finished archives out
to our download servers. We're having very serious bandwidth problems
which are likely to continue for the rest of the day. Graeme is going to
look at improving the situation somehow.