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From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-12-19 02:37:01

On Wed, Dec 18, 2019 at 6:20 PM Edward Diener via Boost <
boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> When I started out in computer programming some 40 years ago you could
> submit a job, with some JCL, on an IBM mainframe computer via an input
> card reader and you were lucky if you got back the result a day later.
> How happy I was when I went to microcomputers and could get almost
> instantaneous results from any programming attempt.
> Fast forward to now, some 40 years later, and it seems like nothing
> changes, despite the great advancement in computer technology and online
> access in our current age. Attempting to run CI using Appveyor literally
> has jobs queued pending a run for days and days. Surely there must be
> something better in this day and age than this ridiculously slow
> internet service. Is it 1979 again ?

The same solution from 40 years ago still applies. Buy your own CI servers
and have then run your stuff instantly. Which unlike 40 years ago is
financially plausible now. You can even hook them up to be managed by cloud
CI like Azure Pipelines that supports custom clients. Or... Just use Azure
Pipelines which has significantly better turnaround times than Appveyor.

-- Rene Rivera
-- Grafik - Don't Assume Anything
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