October 15, 2012
I've been talking to Iain Buclaw, gdc's leader, and was surprised to learn he has a quite workable ARM port available. To make it production-ready, we should have some continuous test integration, which entails ssh access to an ARM/Debian account.

Is there anyone on this list who'd want to donate such an account?


Thanks,

Andrei
October 15, 2012
On 10/15/2012 10:05 AM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> I've been talking to Iain Buclaw, gdc's leader, and was surprised to learn he
> has a quite workable ARM port available. To make it production-ready, we should
> have some continuous test integration, which entails ssh access to an ARM/Debian
> account.
>
> Is there anyone on this list who'd want to donate such an account?

It would be pretty cool to run this on a Raspberry Pi! Anyone up to the challenge to build such a system?

October 15, 2012
On 15 October 2012 20:31, Walter Bright <newshound2@digitalmars.com> wrote:
> On 10/15/2012 10:05 AM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>>
>> I've been talking to Iain Buclaw, gdc's leader, and was surprised to learn
>> he
>> has a quite workable ARM port available. To make it production-ready, we
>> should
>> have some continuous test integration, which entails ssh access to an
>> ARM/Debian
>> account.
>>
>> Is there anyone on this list who'd want to donate such an account?
>
>
> It would be pretty cool to run this on a Raspberry Pi! Anyone up to the challenge to build such a system?
>

The qemu-chroot environment I've set up is Raspbian, so the compiler should be capable of running on, and producing applications for the Raspberry Pi devices.


Regards,
-- 
Iain Buclaw

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October 16, 2012
On Mon, 15 Oct 2012 14:31:58 -0500, Walter Bright <newshound2@digitalmars.com> wrote:

> On 10/15/2012 10:05 AM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>> I've been talking to Iain Buclaw, gdc's leader, and was surprised to learn he
>> has a quite workable ARM port available. To make it production-ready, we should
>> have some continuous test integration, which entails ssh access to an ARM/Debian
>> account.
>>
>> Is there anyone on this list who'd want to donate such an account?
>
> It would be pretty cool to run this on a Raspberry Pi! Anyone up to the challenge to build such a system?
>
I've been looking for an excuse to buy a RPi.

I have a static IP and domain to donate as well.


If no one else already has one and is willing, I'll do it.
I'm already familiar with compiling GDC.
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October 16, 2012
On Mon, 15 Oct 2012, 1100110 wrote:

> On Mon, 15 Oct 2012 14:31:58 -0500, Walter Bright <newshound2@digitalmars.com> wrote:
> 
> > On 10/15/2012 10:05 AM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> > > I've been talking to Iain Buclaw, gdc's leader, and was surprised to learn
> > > he
> > > has a quite workable ARM port available. To make it production-ready, we
> > > should
> > > have some continuous test integration, which entails ssh access to an
> > > ARM/Debian
> > > account.
> > > 
> > > Is there anyone on this list who'd want to donate such an account?
> > 
> > It would be pretty cool to run this on a Raspberry Pi! Anyone up to the challenge to build such a system?
> > 
> I've been looking for an excuse to buy a RPi.
> 
> I have a static IP and domain to donate as well.
> 
> 
> If no one else already has one and is willing, I'll do it. I'm already familiar with compiling GDC.

I wouldn't go out and buy one just for this.  The raspberry's are pretty underpowered anyway.

I've got a guru plug as well as a qemu environment setup (very easy to do), which are both available.  But honestly, cross-compiling from a fast x86 box is _tons_ faster than building on-device.  I don't know how well gcc is setup for cross-testing though.  That's always... tricky.

Later,
Brad

October 16, 2012
On 16 October 2012 01:16, 1100110 <0b1100110@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Oct 2012 14:31:58 -0500, Walter Bright <newshound2@digitalmars.com> wrote:
>
>> On 10/15/2012 10:05 AM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>>>
>>> I've been talking to Iain Buclaw, gdc's leader, and was surprised to
>>> learn he
>>> has a quite workable ARM port available. To make it production-ready, we
>>> should
>>> have some continuous test integration, which entails ssh access to an
>>> ARM/Debian
>>> account.
>>>
>>> Is there anyone on this list who'd want to donate such an account?
>>
>>
>> It would be pretty cool to run this on a Raspberry Pi! Anyone up to the challenge to build such a system?
>>
> I've been looking for an excuse to buy a RPi.
>
> I have a static IP and domain to donate as well.
>
>
> If no one else already has one and is willing, I'll do it. I'm already familiar with compiling GDC.
> --
> Using Opera's revolutionary email client: http://www.opera.com/mail/

Cool!  There's a pull request open at the moment that you'll need to patch (jpf just needs to amend two items and it'll be committed :)

https://github.com/D-Programming-GDC/GDC/pull/30


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October 16, 2012
On Mon, 15 Oct 2012 19:39:21 -0500, Brad Roberts <braddr@slice-2.puremagic.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 15 Oct 2012, 1100110 wrote:
>
>> On Mon, 15 Oct 2012 14:31:58 -0500, Walter Bright <newshound2@digitalmars.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > On 10/15/2012 10:05 AM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>> > > I've been talking to Iain Buclaw, gdc's leader, and was surprised  
>> to learn
>> > > he
>> > > has a quite workable ARM port available. To make it  
>> production-ready, we
>> > > should
>> > > have some continuous test integration, which entails ssh access to  
>> an
>> > > ARM/Debian
>> > > account.
>> > >
>> > > Is there anyone on this list who'd want to donate such an account?
>> >
>> > It would be pretty cool to run this on a Raspberry Pi! Anyone up to  
>> the
>> > challenge to build such a system?
>> >
>> I've been looking for an excuse to buy a RPi.
>>
>> I have a static IP and domain to donate as well.
>>
>>
>> If no one else already has one and is willing, I'll do it.
>> I'm already familiar with compiling GDC.
>
> I wouldn't go out and buy one just for this.  The raspberry's are pretty
> underpowered anyway.
>
> I've got a guru plug as well as a qemu environment setup (very easy to
> do), which are both available.  But honestly, cross-compiling from a fast
> x86 box is _tons_ faster than building on-device.  I don't know how well
> gcc is setup for cross-testing though.  That's always... tricky.
>
> Later,
> Brad
>

Of course, but ssh access allows copying the files over and requires either complicated network setup, or static IP.
Which is why I mentioned it.  Either I or someone else could have a cross-compiler which simply copies the results to the RPi to be tested.
;)


It would seem to me to be a Good Idea(tm) to have actual hardware to test it.
Plus It's just a fun project.  I could host a simple website with it using vibe(I should really rebuild GDC to check that vibe bug report...) in order to have an actual "production" test project.

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October 16, 2012
On Mon, 15 Oct 2012 19:33:06 -0500, Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw@ubuntu.com> wrote:

> On 16 October 2012 01:16, 1100110 <0b1100110@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, 15 Oct 2012 14:31:58 -0500, Walter Bright
>> <newshound2@digitalmars.com> wrote:
>>
>>> On 10/15/2012 10:05 AM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I've been talking to Iain Buclaw, gdc's leader, and was surprised to
>>>> learn he
>>>> has a quite workable ARM port available. To make it production-ready, we
>>>> should
>>>> have some continuous test integration, which entails ssh access to an
>>>> ARM/Debian
>>>> account.
>>>>
>>>> Is there anyone on this list who'd want to donate such an account?
>>>
>>>
>>> It would be pretty cool to run this on a Raspberry Pi! Anyone up to the
>>> challenge to build such a system?
>>>
>> I've been looking for an excuse to buy a RPi.
>>
>> I have a static IP and domain to donate as well.
>>
>>
>> If no one else already has one and is willing, I'll do it.
>> I'm already familiar with compiling GDC.
>> --
>> Using Opera's revolutionary email client: http://www.opera.com/mail/
>
> Cool!  There's a pull request open at the moment that you'll need to
> patch (jpf just needs to amend two items and it'll be committed :)
>
> https://github.com/D-Programming-GDC/GDC/pull/30
>
>
I'll need to receive the Pi first! =0

I hear it might have a long waiting list...
Time to do some shopping! =D

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October 16, 2012
On 10/15/2012 5:39 PM, Brad Roberts wrote:
> I wouldn't go out and buy one just for this.  The raspberry's are pretty
> underpowered anyway.

They're so cheap, it's no big deal even if they're a total loss.

October 16, 2012
On 16/10/2012 02:06, Walter Bright wrote:
> On 10/15/2012 5:39 PM, Brad Roberts wrote:
>> I wouldn't go out and buy one just for this.  The raspberry's are pretty
>> underpowered anyway.
>
> They're so cheap, it's no big deal even if they're a total loss.
>

I have a RasPi already!

I might be able to get it connected up to my brother's static ip and have it sitting headless on top of the router, but I'll have to ask him first of course!

I'll let you know what he says, and start asking questions about how to set it up if he agrees ^^

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