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OSNews: Distcc, A Program You Should Know About

Dec 02, 2003, 05:30 (1 Talkback[s])

"As someone who is always looking to maximize performance and efficiency from my computers, I was delighted to have stumbled upon a program named Distcc a while back. According to their website distcc is a 'fast, free distributed c/c++ compiler.'

"Distcc is brought to you by the same people who created and maintain Samba, the open-source program that allows Unix-like operating systems to act as Windows file and print servers. Distcc is small, simple to use, and works on a variety of Operating Systems. Distcc can speed up compilations in a near linear fashion. For example, tripling the number of computers in the build will nearly triple the speed of the build. It even includes a Gnome-based graphical monitor that will show you which file is being compiled on which machine. I will take the remainder of this article to cover installation and some basic uses of this amazing free software..."

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