Is there a way to build C++ Application under multiple platforms (Windows/Linux) without the Remote Agent?


We use Bamboo too build our C++ Application under Windows
so far so good, but now we want also we need it to be build under Linux (Multiplattform support)

Is there a way to do this without an Remote Agent because I don't wont to spend 800 € only for Linux/Unix support.
I know we probably can crosscompile but this is also not such a good solution .

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Do an ssh in your job to your linux box (enable password less ssh so that no questions are asked) and execute the make command. Do an scp to get back the resultant binaries so that bamboo can artifact the results.

As Renjith pointed out, there are certainly workarounds to utilise local agents to test on multiple platforms. However, you might want to consider the overhead of setting up and maintaining this configuration vs the cost of spending $800 in the first year and $400 for renewals. I am frequently surprised how undervalued developer time is when it comes to maintaining build environments.

Thanks but its hard for me to justify 800 $ for not a "must" feature.
Especially if we don't have a paying unix customer.. :-(

Just curious - are you using starter (10$) license?

edit: I've allowed myself to improve your question title so future users can find this question more easily (if they are interested in running multiplaform test without the Remote Agents). I assume it's OK, right? :)

Yes Starter license..

And yes its ok

Hm, that makes sense - I can see a reason not to go with 790$ expenses just to support another platform, especially if one is developing small application(s) with a low revenue (like some startup for example). Things go worse if one would like to support yet another platform (MacOS?) - then the additional Bamboo cost goes up to 2190$.

@Jens, what's the goal of Bamboo Starter licenses? I think they totally miss the point when considering multiplatform building (C/C++ area, for example small video games shops, etc). Care to follow this up in private mail conversation?

@Norbert, I would love to hear more about your use-case for Bamboo. Let me know if you are happy to chat about it.

fell free to contact me, you should have my emailadresse..

I don't think there is a feasible way to CI multiplatform project using Bamboo without the Remote Agent(s). :(

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