One of the things that’s frustrating about being a Launchpad Developer is waiting three hours for the test suite to complete. It’s always irked me that my quad-core sat there with three idle cores, and parallelising the tests would be tough, so I thought I’d try and partition the tests across some virtual machines.
I know pretty much nothing about VMs so I was pretty pleased to come across this JeOS VMBuilder resource! I got my first VM built pretty quick with it, but then, what next? The instructions don’t tell me how to actually run up my new VM.
So, I had a little chuckle to myself when I saw this blog post from Dustin Kirkland just appear! I’m going to try his suggestions out now and see how it works out, but it looks like just what I need.