Anyone working on a cron port?

Ilja O. vrghost at
Sun Jun 15 15:41:05 CEST 2008

On Sun, Jun 15, 2008 at 3:41 PM, Peter J. Holzer <hjp at> wrote:

> 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.

Maybe straight port of anacron will do?
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