In an effort to continue to support users on various platforms for future releases we'd like to get an idea of which builds of Houdini people are typically installing, using, or compiling plugins for on a regular basis. Just to assure you, we have no intention of getting rid of older builds that people are still using in production.
Please feel free to respond to in this poll thread with any additional info you believe is relevant. e.g. How long you plan to keep compiling against a certain build or what platforms you would like to use in the future. Also, if you use more than one of these builds regularly, let us know in this thread.
Edited by - July 27, 2009 15:22:13
Chris McSpurren Senior Quality Assurance Specialist SideFX
Mac OSX, 10.5.6, and Vista Ultimate SP 1, 32-bit, are regularly updated with the latest available builds, in addition to the most current production builds for both. Houdini 8.2.274 (Windows 32-bit, VC 7) is used, occasionally.
We're ‘none of the above’ and all 64 bit Linux in production, however I would point out that old(but robust) 32 bit linux systems make excellent license servers(and file/hqueue servers too, for that matter!), so frankly we hope to be able to keep using 32 bit in that regard for as long as possible. We never bundle up license servers with anything that might be doing serious work.
However, we do keep those 32 bit servers with recent distros…
I 2nd the arguments of JC. Older linux hardware is great for license servers etc. Using archlinux here which has the latest and greatest (gcc 4.3, xorg 1.6 etc) and the houdini gcc 4.2 version. It is rock solid (most of the time).