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Re: C++ compilers on Linux supporting 64bit architecture?



On Sat, 1 Sep 2007 15:09:23 +0100, Chris Jones
<jonesc hep phy cam ac uk> wrote:

>> Unfortunately VirtualPC2007 does not support loading anything else
>> than 32 bit operating systems into a virtual machine, so we are left
>> with that. We use VPC2007 a lot for testing purposes, so we are
>> comfortable with that system except for the 64bit support (or lack
>> thereof).
>
>You could take a different approach, and not use virtual machines at all ! 
>
>Why not install the linux distro of your choice on some decent sized server or 
>group of servers. Something with a decent cpu power and ram.
>
>Then, on your developer machines install an X windows system. Something like 
>the commercial exceed package or the free cygwin/X package. This will allow 
>your developers to start full remote X sessions on your linux servers and use 
>them directly for the compilation tests etc.
>

Very inteersting idea, didn't think about that for some reason.
I will investigate this approach for sure!

Bo Berglund


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