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Re: New x86 machine

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: New x86 machine
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:04:00 +0200
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This is really appreciated and welcome in this time of rebuilds, thanks!

Now the bottleneck has clearly become the front-end (at least in terms
of RAM, disk space, CPU.)  I think we have to consider moving the
front-end elsewhere, possibly on this new machine or the one provided by

For that, we’ll need volunteers to help with:

  1. general sysadmin work.

  2. packaging of Hydra and its dependencies (Hydra is written in Perl
     and depends on a number of Perl libraries.)

For the brave hacker, there’s also this option:

  2b. Write a Hydra replacement in Scheme, probably building upon
      David’s neat guix-web.

Volunteers are eligible for a beverage offered by me.  :-)


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