[LLVMdev] ubuntu on the mac
David.Chisnall at cl.cam.ac.uk
Wed Jul 24 01:03:08 PDT 2013
On 24 Jul 2013, at 08:47, Tyler Hardin <tghardin1 at catamount.wcu.edu> wrote:
> Not much slower. VBox does an amazing job at getting near native performance on modern machines (those with nested paging etc.). This is definitely the best option if your computer has ~2g ram and 2+ cores. Give the Ubuntu VM 2g and 1 (maybe 2) core/s and it should be fine.
I use VirtualBox (hosting a FreeBSD VM) on a MacBook Pro for most of my LLVM development.
> Also, look into seamless mode. It lets you use windows opened in the VM in the host OS. That sounds vague. Just Google it.
Or set up a loopback network adaptor and ssh in. Most of the reason I use OS X is that their Terminal.app doesn't suck nearly as much as the other terminal emulators I've used. It happily persists directory state, so I have a little script that creates a temporary directory for each ssh session storing a tmux id and so I can resume terminal sessions across host machine reboots, without the windows moving.
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