[ros-dev] Getting a Windows Server 2003 license for the project?
jerome.gardou at laposte.net
Fri Jan 14 15:50:26 UTC 2011
I for one, only have a winXP pro license on which I do my tests.
Le 14/01/2011 16:46, Colin Finck a écrit :
> Hi everybody,
> I've been thinking about getting a license of an English Windows
> Server 2003 Standard 32-Bit for the project.
> It could be installed on one of our servers and be made available over
> RDP. This would enable project members to do development and testing
> work on our actual target platform. Considering that some developers
> even use a non-Windows platform for development work, it might
> simplify their work as well.
> We may as well use the license for other purposes (Buildslave,
> Testslave, whatever), but at least native building could be done by
> any Windows version. And in this case, I might be able to donate an XP
> Pro license myself (German though).
> As I don't know about the needs of the other members, I'd like to hear
> your opinion about my idea. It would also be nice to hear if anybody
> knows a cheap (but legal!) way to get such a license or can even
> donate one (e.g. unused OEM license shipped with a server, unused
> license after getting Server 2008, etc.)
> English Windows licenses are rare/expensive on German eBay, so this
> would only be a last resort :-)
> P.S.: If you have the opposite problem and actually need a Linux VM
> available over SSH/RDP (e.g. for testing build system changes), just
> let me know and I could set it up.
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