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Apache Maven 2 Effective Implementation by Maria Odea Ching, Brett Porter

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Distributed builds

Project builds can also be distributed among different machines. A few reasons why to distribute your project builds include:

  • To build the project in different platforms. Some projects may need to be built on a Windows machine, while others must be built on Linux. You can use distributed builds to accomplish this.
  • To lessen the load on the server.

Note

Parallel builds and distributed builds cannot be used simultaneously. You can either build all projects concurrently in the build server or distribute each build to a build agent.

This feature was implemented at the same time as parallel builds, so it is available starting with Continuum 1.3.

Master and slave

Distributed builds in Continuum are implemented in a master-slave setup. A ...

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