Please join me in welcoming the newest member of the FATE build farm: a 64-bit Ubuntu Linux session for pure 64-bit builds. The machine is actually a Mac Mini Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz running VMware Fusion. Ideally, it would be nice to use the same machine for Mac OS X autobuilding and testing. Per my understanding, however, the base FFmpeg tree is not immediately build ready due to a conflict with the gcc version shipped with Apple’s default Xcode environment.
A pristine, dignified, stylized piece of Mac hardware, and what do I have it doing? Farm work. I also got the Mac Mini to try to delve into this Mac OS environment and see if it could possibly win me over as a full time user. That part isn’t looking too hopeful at this point, but I’m sort of committed to the FATE Server aspect now.