ffalarms 0.2.1 and atd-over-fso (now works on SHR-testing)

Łukasz Pankowski lukpank at o2.pl
Sun Apr 5 12:44:04 CEST 2009

Joerg Reisenweber <joerg at openmoko.org> writes:

> Am Sa  28. März 2009 schrieb Łukasz Pankowski:
>> Hello
>> I am the author of Finger friendly alarms [1].  Which I developed for
>> Om 2008.12 up to version 0.2.
>> I am happy to announce version 0.2.1 of ffalarms which adds support
>> for SHR (tested on SHR testing) -- for this I ported atd to work on
>> top of FSO Framework Time API (called atd-over-fso available from
>> ffalarms download page [2]).  Version 0.2 also fixes Daylight Saving
>> Time problem and adds several minor improvements, see [3] for
>> installation instructions and detailed changes and [2] for downloads.
>> Please report any problems or possible improvements (those may take
>> long time to come :)).
>> [1] http://ffalarms.projects.openmoko.org/
>> [2] http://projects.openmoko.org/frs/?group_id=260
>> [3] http://projects.openmoko.org/frs/shownotes.php?release_id=488
> Hey great work! :)
> Have you considered to port cron as well as atd? I know it's a little bit more 
> demanding task, as we might want to modify crontab semantics to distinguish 
> between jobs that wake the phone and those who are handled the "traditional" 
> way. Also FSO might want to see a dbus interface to cron for *setting* new 
> alarms (if they make up their mind to move this functionality from the 
> designated PIMD to cron where it belongs to IMHO)


I was actually thinking on a cron-like flexibility in setting recurring
alarms in ffalarms, up to for example "Second Monday each month".  But not for
using cron yet -- it depends wheter cron will nicely fit the job.  One
could also extend atd/atd-over-fso to support cron-like recurring jobs in
/var/spool/at, instead of just timestamps.

But I will have to look closer in to that when deciding how to best
implement recurring alarms in ffalarms.

> What's with batch(1) btw?
> /jOERG

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