Shared Mac build host (was: Re: Funding Wishlist)

Jonathan Aquilina eagles051387 at
Wed Nov 21 07:29:41 PST 2012

Right now I am having nothing but nightmares with cppunit failing on said
imac trying to build against the 10.7 SDK. I will ping you on irc at some
point and maybe we can troubleshoot why I am having these issues.

On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 3:53 PM, Norbert Thiebaud <nthiebaud at>wrote:

> It would be best if TDF owned outright at least enough hardware to be
> able to to a release on all supported platform..
> so I do agree with Thorsten request ot acquire a MAc, but I would also
> add the need for a TDF owned windows box.
> In fact I thing we should have a pair of each. one that cna be 'lent'
> to dev to allow them to debug/test things for bug that they cannot
> reproduce on their own hardware
> and one with much more restricted access to capable of building anf
> signing release build.... the later can also double as release branch
> tinderbox...
> money wise... we would have to 'buy' the Mac box.. since I don't know
> of any hosting provider that rent these... but the windows one can be
> 'rented' in a hosting facilities.
> What make financial sens is left to infra + BoD to decide.
> Norbert
> PS: the Mac do not need 10.4 SDK.. by the time they are online we will
> have moved to 10.6 minimum SDK... and for 10.4 - compatible future
> maintenance version we can get by as we do today.

Jonathan Aquilina
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