[Backgroundrb-devel] Need advice - which version to use?

hemant gethemant at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 10:42:27 EDT 2007

On 10/24/07, Bill Walton <bill.walton at charter.net> wrote:
> Hi hemant,
> hemant wrote:
> > On 10/24/07, Bill Walton <bill.walton at charter.net> wrote:
> > >
> > > Anybody got any thoughts to share on the pros and cons of either version
> of
> > > BackgrounDrb for this?
> > >
> >
> > Although you can try the trunk version of BackgroundDrb, which works
> > most of the time. I will be putting a new version of BackgroundDrb up
> > on this weekend, so watchout.
> >
> I should have mentioned another component of the decision I'm facing ....
> Our current deployment is ruby / mongrel cluster but we hope / plan to move
> to JRuby / JBoss in the near future.  (That was our initial rollout but
> experience showed that our infrastructure team wasn't staffed / tooled to
> support it, so we had to roll back to our current deployment).
> I just had an IRC chat with Skaar on the jruby channel and he says trunk
> won't work with jruby.  He says the old version might, and he says that your
> upcoming implementation might be even better suited to jruby.  My needs for
> BackgrounDrb are pretty simple at this point:  just periodically checking a
> session variable to see if it's been updated.  I need to do my best to make
> sure that whatever I do on this front doesn't have a negative impact on our
> move to JRuby.  Would definitely appreciate any thoughts you'd be willing to
> share on this front.

Do you need to trigger this check from rails? If yes ( as i think, you
want this), then please evaluate trunk of backgroundrb. It should

As for Jruby compatibility, I can't comment on that, I currently have
little plans of porting it to jruby.

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