Anyone working on a cron port?
Peter J. Holzer
hjp at 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.
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