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Re: How do I support building a guix package over multiple machines in a

From: Josh Marshall
Subject: Re: How do I support building a guix package over multiple machines in a cloud environment?
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2019 22:00:49 -0500

Thank you for the reply.

I'm not prepared to sink in the development time to get native
spanning to cloud instances, but thank you for the information.  This
probably puts the nail in the coffin for using guix for my coworker's
work but I'm still interested if only for my own projects.

On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 6:39 PM Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi Josh,
> I would not use the GWL to automate *building* software in a distributed
> fashion across separate nodes.  There are tools that have been designed
> specifically for distributed compilation of software that would be more
> appropriate here.
> The GWL is capable of running jobs in a distributed environment.  I
> started work on an AWS library for Guile[1], which would allow us to
> spawn EC2 instances as needed.  The library works in that it provides a
> DSL for interacting with AWS, but it needs testing, polishing, and
> integration into the GWL.
> Currently, I’m on parental leave and don’t really get to do any hacking
> for a few months.  I would be happy if someone else could take a look at
> the AWS library and its integration into the GWL; these tasks are not
> trivial, but there are only few unknowns and it really just requires
> time to implement the missing bits.
> ~~ Ricardo
> [1]:;a=summary

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