Anyone working on a cron port?

Peter J. Holzer hjp at
Sun Jun 15 14:41:30 CEST 2008

On 2008-06-15 02:29:48 -0700, ian douglas wrote:
> Suppose I could check the project page, but it's 2:30am and I'm tired 
> and lazy. I was updating and installing some software on my Freerunner 
> tonight to test mp3 playback and noticed again that there's still no 
> mention of a cron engine in the opkg library.
> Anybody know if it's being worked on? I think that'd be an especially 
> handy tool to have. I'd go so far as to call it 'essential', at least in 
> my circumstance.

I think a straight port of cron would be simple but not very useful.
Cron is really designed for computers which run 24/7. 

A cron-like tool for a phone (or any other device which is suspended
most of the time) at least needs the ability to wake up the device in
time for a scheduled job to run and go back to suspend mode after it has
finished. But many jobs usually don't need to run at a fixed time. They
can just run the next time the device is woken up by the user. Or the
next time the device has AC power.


   _  | Peter J. Holzer    | It took a genius to create [TeX],
|_|_) | Sysadmin WSR       | and it takes a genius to maintain it.
| |   | hjp at         | That's not engineering, that's art.
__/   | |	-- David Kastrup in comp.text.tex
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 189 bytes
Desc: Digital signature
Url : 

More information about the community mailing list