Hardware question

Posted on 2001-06-15
Last Modified: 2010-04-06

I know its not direct delphi programer question but since  delphi programers use it , i"m asking it on this section.
In my company we have a group of delphi programer (5)
we wish that the entire sources will be on "server"
Till today we have one simple computer / win2000 pro / 256MB / PIII1000Mhz/IDE HardDisk 7200

All the sources are on that computer, and our programs does not have heavy Database operation,we use it as  file sharing.

The problem is that the compile operation takes time (Specialy when more than one programer compile at the same time) and lots of data transfer on the network + the computer that has the sources has many I/O and disk operation.
My question how can i improve this operation ?
Should i add Strong Server ?
Change OS to win2000 server ? (from my perspective all i need is file sharing , maybe i wrong ?)
improve the network ?
add SCSI Disk ?


Question by:asi
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • +5
LVL 13

Expert Comment

ID: 6194423
Is it a 10 or 100 Mbit network?

Author Comment

ID: 6194432
Its a lan and every computer has 10/100 Ethernet Adapter

Expert Comment

ID: 6194558

We had the same problem last year and we fixed with:

Slow Network Performance with Service Pack 4, 5, 6, or 6a

Best Regards

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

LVL 11

Expert Comment

ID: 6194975
I would use Linux on the server and share the files with Samba.
Another 256 MB of RAM is never wrong. Its cheap.

For collaboration you need a CVS. Each programmer has a local copy of the project. The main purpose of the CVS is to keep the sources synchronized. Only one programmer can change a source at a time.
There should be a CVS in any decent Linux distribution. Thats why i recommend Linux for the server. You get a plethora of software for free.

Check if the ethernet adapters really run with 100 Mbit.
A server has ALWAYS heavy IO and disk operation. Thats his job.
LVL 44

Accepted Solution

CrazyOne earned 50 total points
ID: 6195096
If you are going to stay with Windows as the server then the win2000 server would probably be better at handling the server side operations than Win 2000 Pro.

Also along similar lines as robert_marquardt comments; You could use MS Visual Source Safe on the server. This allows all the programmers to have a local copy of the source code, but the programmers could only make changes to the code that are explicitly checked out to them through Visual Source Safe and compile locally on their machines.

The Crazy One

Author Comment

ID: 6195175
can you give me some link to MS Visual Source Safe  ?
MS - form microsoft ?
Work with delphi ?
LVL 44

Expert Comment

ID: 6195278
MS = Microsoft

Yes it works with Delphi. It was taylored for MS's programming products...VB, Visual C++, Fox Pro...however it is more of a repository for any type of file and not just specifically for any particular programming language per se.

I will have to did into the VSS link. We use it where I work but I am not sure how we came about getting it.
LVL 44

Expert Comment

ID: 6195295

Expert Comment

ID: 6255798
I think that CVS not work with Delphi, becouse Delphi comments not compatible with C. Also dfm files not apropritate supported  by CVS.
You can try to use TeamSource from Delphi distribute.

Author Comment

ID: 6255885
what is teamSource ?
LVL 11

Expert Comment

ID: 6255900
alx512, you do not understand CVS. A CVS stores all versions of a file. It normally stores only the difference to previous versions to save space.
The files are simply considered text. No assumptions about language.
.dfm files are text also from Delphi 5 on.
TeamSource is nothing but an integrated CVS.

Expert Comment

ID: 6844651
Question(s) below appears to have been abandoned. ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN ADVISED AND WILL BE CONTACTING YOU SHORTLY.  There are a total of 57 open questions for you, any not shown here have ZERO comments added, so you can delete them directly.

Your options are:
1. Accept a Comment As Answer (use the button next to the Expert's name).
2. Close the question if the information was not useful to you. You must tell the participants why you wish to do this, and allow for Expert response.
3. Ask Community Support to help split points between participating experts, or just comment here with details and we'll respond with the process.
4. Delete the question. Again, please comment to advise the other participants why you wish to do this.

For special handling needs, please post a zero point question in the link below and include the question QID/link(s) that it regards.
Please click the Help Desk link on the left for Member Guidelines, Member Agreement and the Question/Answer process.

Please click you Member Profile to view your question history and keep them all current with updates as the collaboration effort continues, to track all your open and locked questions at this site.  If you are an EE Pro user, use the Power Search option to find them.

To view your open questions, please click the following link(s) and keep them all current with updates.

To view your locked questions, please click the following link(s) and evaluate the proposed answer.

------------>  EXPERTS:  Please leave any comments regarding your closing recommendations if this item remains inactive another seven (7) days.
Thank you everyone.
Moderator @ Experts Exchange

P.S.  For any year 2000 questions, special attention is needed to ensure the first correct response is awarded, since they are not in the comment date order, but rather in Member ID order.

Expert Comment

ID: 6887761
Admin notified of User neglect. Force-accepted by
Community Support Moderator
Experts Exchange

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Virtuailstring tree compare node issue 14 125
Delphi Mdi application Child forms get behind control 7 272
Show Listview image from database (String field) 5 137
Delphi 2 69
Introduction The parallel port is a very commonly known port, it was widely used to connect a printer to the PC, if you look at the back of your computer, for those who don't have newer computers, there will be a port with 25 pins and a small print…
Introduction I have seen many questions in this Delphi topic area where queries in threads are needed or suggested. I know bumped into a similar need. This article will address some of the concepts when dealing with a multithreaded delphi database…
Email security requires an ever evolving service that stays up to date with counter-evolving threats. The Email Laundry perform Research and Development to ensure their email security service evolves faster than cyber criminals. We apply our Threat…
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…

829 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question