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From Andreas Heilwagen <>
Subject Re: supporting distributed builds
Date Sun, 03 Feb 2002 12:18:42 GMT
Let me put it this way...we are working out a vision paper and we
do not want to publish our stuff yet. While selecting the part of
the tool chain, I decided to use continuous integration. Due to
the estimated customer project size we want to support, distributed
builds are necessary to drive down build times from half a day to
one hour or less. That was the lesson learned in a project with
100 developers.

So, for the sake of build times I am convinced that ant should
at least support an interface to plug into environments which
work with distributed builds. To keep ant reasonably small it
might be a good idea, not to include the required functionality
in ant itself.

Generally, the "distributed build" question is a serious design
issue which has to bee taken into account early. Can you answer
the question which is the biggest project ant should support?



Conor MacNeill wrote:
> Andreas Heilwagen wrote:
> > Here's a question on distributed builds. This issue has been discussed
> > some time ago as I could see in the list archives (see continuous
> > integration). However, has it taken into account as a requirement
> > for the next ant generation? What's the  current status?
> >
> > Background: I would need that feature for my next open source project.
> >
> Can you give us some background on the background :-)
> Conor
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