Sony subsidiary SN Systems has announced that version 2 of its SN-DBS distributed build system has been released as a license free download to all licensed PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation portable developers.
SN Systems says the system "significantly reduces compile times by distributing source code builds between cooperating PCs on a local area network," and can build assets via the command line.
SN says that version 2.0 brings "major improvements," including building of multiple projects in parallel, faster builds than its 1.4 version, an improved GUI with project view, and improved support for asset builds.
The developer notes the product is multiplatform and will work for projects on all Sony systems when used in conjunction with a platform-specific compiler.
Finally, SN says support fees will no longer be associated with this product, but that it will continue to offer support and develop SN-DBS on an ongoing basis following feedback from game title developers.