This feature is still experimental; some aspects may not work fully or at all just yet. Proceed with caution!
From v15 onwards, Please has the ability to submit build actions to remote executors.
By default work is still executed on your local machine, but this means parallelism is fundamentally limited by the available local compute capacity; larger teams may want to improve overall speed with access to a larger pool of compute capacity. There are also a number of other considerable benefits such as being able to share artifacts globally between all executions (essentially ensuring each build action only happens once) and executing them in a more controlled environment.
The API is fairly involved and there are some requirements that the server must fulfil
to work with plz. Setting it up can be a reasonable amount of work.
A few things you might want to keep in mind are:
goyou have to have that on the PATH on the remote.
remote.homedirproperty to find it.
remote_filerules to work.
Come and chat to us on Gitter if you're interested in setting up Please for remote execution and would like some tips!