Anyone working on a cron port?

Mark Müller MarkMueller86 at
Sun Jun 15 18:18:07 CEST 2008

What about upstart integration? A look into the faq of the upstart
project lists replacement of cron/atd/anacron as one of the planned
features [1].


Ilja O. schrieb:

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