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[ANNOUNCEMENT] New Package: distcc
- From: "John Morrison" <john dot r dot morrison at ntlworld dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2003 03:58:43 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: [ANNOUNCEMENT] New Package: distcc
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
distcc is a program to distribute builds of C, C++, Objective C
or Objective C++ code across several machines on a network.
distcc should always generate the same results as a local build,
is simple to install and use, and is often two or more times
faster than a local compile.
distcc does not require all machines to share a filesystem, have
synchronized clocks, or to have the same libraries or header files
installed. They can even have different processors or operating
systems, if cross-compilers are installed (although no support
is available for this from the cygwin mailing lists!)
Now, if somebody would package the GTK stuff needed for the
gui monitoring program... :)
Anyway, thanks to the distcc folks and Harold Hunt for
the work he did porting and promoting it.
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to your
system. Once you've downloaded setup.exe, run it and select "Base"
and then click on the appropriate field until the above announced
version number appears if it is not displayed already.
If you have questions or comments, please send them to the Cygwin
mailing list at: firstname.lastname@example.org . I would appreciate it if you would
use this mailing list rather than emailing me directly. This includes
ideas and comments about the setup utility or Cygwin in general.
If you want to make a point or ask a question, the Cygwin mailing list
is the appropriate place.
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