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Add support for more compilers to distcc

Revision as of 19:31, 24 October 2007 by Pcallaghan (talk | contribs) (added contributor)

Project Name

Add support for more compilers to distcc

Project Description

An earlier project added multi-compiler support to distcc, and then MSVC support. The framework is now in place to support even more compilers. Add support for another compiler; either Java or C#.

Necessary Skills: C, Python, Makefile

Project Leader(s)

Project Contributor(s)

Timothy Duavis

Some options for contributions:

  • publish some more c# files to test with
  • test this on different OSs
  • more to be added later

Project Details

0.1 Release

A patch[1] has been created. Note that it is by no means anywhere near completion. That's why this is the 0.1 release.

This patch has been tested on Windows XP, using cygwin to tell distcc to compile a single, simple c# file. To use it:

  1. get cygwin[2]
  2. configure cygwin[3]
  3. download the Mono C# compiler[4]
  • put mono in your PATH
  • set up an environment variable DISTCC_MCS_HOSTS=localhost
  • Checkout the distcc source
  • get the 0.1 patch[5]
  • apply the patch
    • from the trunk directory
    • patch -p0 < pcallaghanzeropointone.txt
  • configure and build distcc
    • from the trunk directory
    • ./configure && make && make install
  • get a simple C# file[6]
  • compile it
    • distcc mcs hello.cs
  • run it
    • ./hello

    Goal for 0.1 Release

    - Add support for Mono's cSharp compiler[7]. By the 0.1 release, Distcc should be able to at least compile C# locally. While the earlier work done on Distcc With MSVC suggests that only a hand-full of functions need to be coded in order for it to add a new compiler, both Java and C# compile in a manner significantly different than C. This will likely cause some trouble shortly...regardless, the following functions are the minimum which need to be created:

    • arg.c
      • dcc_<compilerName>_set_action_opt
      • dcc_<compilerName>_set_output
      • dcc_<compilerName>_scan_args
    • strip.c
      • dcc_<compilerName>_strip_local_args
      • dcc_<compilerName>_strip_dasho
    • filename.c
      • dcc_<compilerName>_is_source
      • dcc_<compilerName>_is_preprocessed
      • dcc_<compilerName>_is_object
      • dcc_<compilerName>_preproc_exten
    • hosts.c
      • dcc_<compilerName>_get_hostlist

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    Known Bugs

    See the list within Distcc With MSVC