Computers for cross-platform development

Justin Sherrill justin at
Fri May 24 09:39:01 PDT 2019

Get a single large machine and virtualize each one of the
environments.  It won't be as fast, but that may not matter if you are
only building, say, weekly.

On Thu, May 23, 2019 at 11:45 PM Pierre Abbat
<phma at> wrote:
> I'm planning to get several small computers so that I can test my software on
> several OSes. One will compile binaries for Windows; the others will run
> OpenBSD, NetBSD, probably FreeBSD, and maybe DragonFly (I already have a
> DragonFly box, but it's slow compared to my laptop). I'm looking at these:
> How can I make sure that all the hardware works on all the BSDs?
> The reason I say "probably FreeBSD" is that another computer I'm going to get
> is a Power9 box from Raptor for big-endian testing. I know of two OSes that
> are big-endian on Power9: Adélie Linux and FreeBSD. However, while it is Tier
> 1 on Adélie, it is Tier 2 on FreeBSD. So I may or may not set it up as dual-
> boot.
> Pierre
> --
> I believe in Yellow when I'm in Sweden and in Black when I'm in Wales.

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