App Design questions

Jonathon Suggs jsuggs at
Fri Sep 28 17:29:18 CEST 2007

Stefan Winkler wrote:
> 3.
> Will there be a cron daemon running?
> Is it 'better' design to provide a cron-callable command line interface to
> update podcasts or do I have to keep the app running constantly and checking
> periodically for updates itself?
> Well, I guess that's all for now. I would appreciate some hints about these
> issues.
> Thanks in advance.
> Cheers,
> Stefan
Yes, cron will be available.

There are two different methods that I can think of.  First, is 
obviously cron.  Just check for a connection at some configurable time.  
If you have a connection, then update.  The other method (don't know if 
this is implemented yet, or if it even will be implemented...though I 
would think it would be) is to have some type of dbus binding that would 
send notification of either a GPRS or WiFi connection.  Then you could 
take the appropriate action without have to continuously "poll" for a 
network connection.  I think that this would be the "more correct" 
implementation, but obviously that introduces another external dependency.

I know there is a lot going on, but how much progress on dbus 
integration has been made?


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