Update: The auto-updating nightly kitchens are now online!
About the MoDaCo Online Kitchen infrastructure
Regular readers will know we've been running an online kitchen for a while, providing ROM building services to AdFree and Plus members. The reason the kitchens have only been available to members is simple - load. The infrastructure required to support kitchens for a large number of users and devices just isn't economically viable.
At the time of writing, the MoDaCo infrastructure consists of four dedicated servers (all running quad core processors with large disks and a large amount of memory). These servers run custom load balancing software designed to ensure that all of the servers are utilised as optimally as possible to provide the best possible build experience.
I have set up two free kitchens below to use one of these servers, leaving the other 3 servers load balancing for Ad Free and Plus members. Now, there's a possibility that the free kitchen could become overloaded and collapse in a big heap, but to a certain extent that is the point of this exercise. To get a gauge on the impact of making an online kitchen more widely available. This is a very limited test and won't be extended to all kitchen ROMs.
The kitchen provides both the stable release build and the current unstable 'nightly' build (with update checks hourly).
Is there a difference between the members only and free kitchens?
The biggest difference of course is the allocation of servers in the farm, which equates to speed and availability. The other difference is that the member kitchen can create signed builds, whereas the free kitchen cannot.
Awesome! How do I support future kitchen developments?
Simples... just sign up for an Ad Free or MoDaCo Plus account (which also gets you access to the main kitchens of course!)
Do we post feedback on the CM 6 ROM here?
Only feedback on any issues relating to the kitchen... feedback on the ROM itself should be posted at the CyanogenMod forum.
The members only kitchens are in post 2, the free kitchens are in post 3. Enjoy!