- The 'nc' network compilation tool, v1.1
- 'nc' is a tool that leverages GNU make (or most other build tools that
accept a '-j' option to spawn multiple jobs) and rsh to allow distributing
compilation across a network of machines that share a common clock and
filesystem. In principle, nc should be able to support building in
heterogenous environments (thanks to environment variable and command
substitutions), but most uses of it have been in single OS/architecture
environments. 'nc' is distributed under the GPL, and is copyright
Steven Ellis. In the past it has been used on Solaris, Linux, and FreeBSD.
It does not come with a configure script or any other such
niceties, but it is not hard to configure and install, and it does include
some descriptions of how it works in the man page, comments in the nc.c file,
and in the sample .ncrc configuration file.
Included in the package is a python script to analyze the optional syslog
output that nc can generate for usage statistics.
- The 'nc' network compilation tool, v1.1b1
- Beta release--differs from 1.1 only in the use of the pipe() and
dup2() calls--it seems that I may have been abusing pipe(), which
causes problems on at least linux 2.6.
Last updated 07/26/2004
Copyright 2004 Steven Ellis