App Design questions
jsuggs at murmp.com
Fri Sep 28 17:29:18 CEST 2007
Stefan Winkler wrote:
> 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
> Thanks in advance.
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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