[Stackless] Need a *nix shell account for Stackless development

Lloyd Weehuizen lloyd at fusion.net.nz
Wed Jun 18 07:14:01 CEST 2008

You could download VMware Server or Player (both free) and download one 
of the existing Virtual Appliances (VMware Image of a Linux install).

Having said this, I'd go for Virtual Box with the latest Ubuntu. You'll 
have a system up and running very quickly (probably less than 30mins 
after you have downloaded the images). Fire up synamptic and install 
gcc, etc.

I'd recommend a distribution that supports binary packages, like Ubuntu 
etc, updating the system is then generally as simple as clicking the 
upgrade button in the system try.

Just my 2c :)

Richard Tew wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 9:05 PM, Kevin M Kelley <kelleyk at mit.edu> wrote:
>> VMWare Workstation is $189 and works really well; I've never tried
>> VirtualBox.
>> If you really need a shell account on a non-virtualized machine for some
>> esoteric reason, give me a holler and I might be able to help you out.
> Thanks for the offer.
> I have no interest whatsoever in doing any administration or
> maintenance - it can be a sink which wastes time I would otherwise
> spend on Stackless.  CCP kindly hosted a Gentoo machine for me for the
> last couple of years, which served my needs, but it was a chore to
> keep it up to date and I was kind of relieved when policy changes
> resulted in its removal.
> Can anyone tell me whether it is possible to just download and run a
> virtual machine (it would have to be free) and just jump straight into
> development (svn/gcc/make/...) tasks with zero installation,
> administration or maintenance?  Pointers to a solution like this would
> be ideal.  That is why I favour the loan of a shell account for this
> use - the pain of administrating a Linux machine is someone elses
> problem :)
> Cheers,
> Richard.
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