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SUSE Releases Icecream 1.0 Distributed Build Tool

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Published on 08 April 2013 12:33 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in SUSE
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After one decade in development, SUSE developers have released Icecream 1.0.0. Icecream is a build utility similar in nature to distcc.

Icecream was started by SUSE about one decade ago and is like distcc in that it takes compile jobs from a build and distributes it amongst remote machines for a parallel build process. Where Icecream differentiates from distcc is that it employs a central server and dynamic scheduling for pushing off compile jobs to the fastest available server.

More details on the Icecream design and install/setup process can be found from its GitHub repository.

The Icecream 1.0.0 release was announced in this blog post. Icecream 1.0.0 moves to GitHub as its project-agnostic home and another new feature is out-of-the-box support for using the LLVM/Clang compiler rather than just GCC. The Clang integration includes using its plug-ins within Icecream too.

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