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Distributed builds for Visual Studio

Does anyone know of/has tried any product or process that would distribute the build of an application across multiple build machines?  As the project gets bigger we find that it would be increasingly beneficial to speed up the process.

If this is something that we would do in-house, where would we start?

rkuo
Friday, August 16, 2002

The only build environment which was specifically designed for distributed builds that I know of is Rational's ClearCase.  IMO, that is the only nice thing about it.

Nat Ersoz
Saturday, August 17, 2002

We've been trying the demo of Incredibuild (horrible name!) which has done amazingly well.

We haven't done a really comprehensive test but spreading over 4 or 5 machines seems to have cut build times down to about a third of what they were!

http://www.xoreax.com

Taka
Sunday, August 18, 2002

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