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Distributes code compilation across a network

'distcc' distributes compilation of C or C++ code across several machines on a network. It should always generate the same results as a local compile, is simple to install and use, and is often significantly faster than a local compile. 'distcc' does not require all machines to share a filesystem, have synchronized clocks, or to have the same libraries or header files installed. Machines can be running different operating systems, as long as they have compatible binary formats or cross-compilers. 'distcc' sends the complete preprocessed source code across the network for each job, so all it requires of the volunteer machines is that they be running the distccd daemon, and that they have an appropriate compiler installed.

"IRC [irc:irc.gnome.org/distcc irc:irc.gnome.org/distcc] " IRC Help channel
[irc:irc.gnome.org/distcc irc:irc.gnome.org/distcc]

"IRC [irc:irc.gnome.org/distcc irc:irc.gnome.org/distcc] " IRC development channel
[irc:irc.gnome.org/distcc irc:irc.gnome.org/distcc]

Related Projects


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey2 July 2002

Leaders and contributors

Martin Pool Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://cvs.samba.org/cvsweb/distcc/
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportE-mailmailto:distcc@lists.samba.org

Software prerequisites

Required to buildlibpopt
Weak prerequisitePython

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 13 March 2017.


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