20 Apr 2004 Anthony   » (Master)

Raleigh

Red Hat is having another world-wide company meeting in Raleigh, NC starting this weekend. Among other things, this means that all the Red Hat gcj hackers/users will get to meet face-to-face for the first time in a while. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone.

BuildBorg

This is the nickname for my LiveCD experiment. Everything is working well enough now that it's basically useful as a distcc server. Just pop it in a cdrom and it goes. Now I've been thinking of how to support remote native compilation of java code with gcj. The distcc approach doesn't work because it depends on sending preprocessed source with no external dependencies to the build machine. This won't work with gcj, so my current thinking is to just hook into the build machine's C library by LD_PRELOADing a library like this in order to generate queries back to the user's machine for other sources (jar, class, etc). Will this work?

I like this approach, even for C/C++, since it may enable speculative compilation on the build machines during idle times (different debug or optimization levels).

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