When Rusty was here during FOSS.IN, he mentioned about utilities without which how difficult life would be.

  • Mercurial
  • distcc
  • ccache

I have been using Mercurial and really love it. It is wonderful. I always thought of spending some time with distcc and see what all it can help.

I am amazed. distcc is exactly what it says. And the setup is so much simple.

I had been fucking my laptop by building KDE4 on it every week. Now I can give her some time to soothe and cool down. She’d gone very hot when building on her ;-\)

BTW, KDE4 + distcc doesn’t require much effort. Just modify the cmakekde() as mentioned on Techbase and customize it to include CC=distcc CPP=distcc CXX=distcc just before the keyword cmake