Shared Development Server

R. Tyler Ballance tyler at
Mon Aug 20 15:32:45 CEST 2007

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I'm not sure how well this will be received, but I've found  
developing consistently in a mobile environment (many o'laptops) to  
be very difficult, especially with varied environments that may or  
may not work well with OpenEmbedded and OpenMoko (Mac OS X, I'm  
looking at you*)

I'm wondering if there's any interest in either hosting, or putting  
together (as a somewhat community effort), a shared development  
server that would run Linux with the horsepower to give fellow  
hackers the ability to develop packages for the platform, but to also  
serve as a means of providing a "standardized" build environment such  
that any barriers between a developer and their project rely solely  
on them instead of build issues with OE, or otherwise.

It would also be handy if the developers could then "submit" their  
development packages/patches for inclusion in a set of nightly builds  
of 2007.1/2007.2 images such that the rest of the community could  
then test out these built images and collaborate on issues presented  
through both the bugzilla bug tracker but also pages like this:

It would certainly be nice if OpenMoko itself could provide such a  
service, but failing that I can start asking around at work if we  
have any extra rack space to colocate such a machine, otherwise I  
will probably have to act on a quote given to me by Hurricane  
Electric for a bit of rack space for such a purpose.

Gauging interest of course would help before anybody throws down the  
money for the resources needed ;)

- - R. Tyler Ballance

* Literally!
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