[Backgroundrb-devel] Couple questions about backgroundrb

Joe Van Dyk joevandyk at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 12:51:46 EDT 2007


That would be great if you could email the working version to me.  Or
post it somewhere public.





On 9/28/07, Eric Pugh <epugh at opensourceconnections.com> wrote:
> I agree with the -1 of cron..  it is a slippery slope..  You think
> "Oh, I'll just cron this one job", and before you know it you have 5
> or 10 of them..  And no way to monitor them from the webapp...  So
> you start communicating via database tables..
>
> And then you deploy on a new server, and forget to check the crontab
> because it's under some sort of special user account!   BackgroundRB
> is much better..
>
> But I agree that it needs another release..  I have a version that
> isn't trunk latest that works great for me, but when I tried trunk I
> had lots of errors so went back to what worked.   Joe, I can zip it
> and send it to you..  Not sure what "version" of backgroundrb it is
> though...
>
> Eric
>
>
>
> On Sep 28, 2007, at 12:38 PM, Joe Van Dyk wrote:
>
> > cron only runs once a minute, some tasks need more frequent updates.
> > Also, would prefer not to have to set up cron -- it's a pain to make
> > sure that the environment gets set up properly.  And then the
> > configuration is kept in multiple places.
> >
> > On 9/28/07, Chris Hall <christopher.k.hall at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> cron + script/runner
> >>
> >> On 9/28/07, Joe Van Dyk <joevandyk at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> So, what's the status of this project?  I'm a little confused.  The
> >>> documentation at http://backgroundrb.rubyforge.org seems out of
> >>> date.
> >>> It refers to http://svn.devjavu.com/backgroundrb/tags/release-0.2.1,
> >>> which doesn't work.
> >>>
> >>> All I want is a way to easily set up tasks that should run
> >>> periodically.  Some stuff should run every 10 seconds, some stuff
> >>> once
> >>> a day, etc.  The tasks will need to access Rails models and save
> >>> data.
> >>>  There's maybe 10 or so different periodic tasks.
> >>>
> >>> What version should I be using? trunk?  0.2.1?  Do you guys need a
> >>> project hosting space?  How can I help?
> >>>
> >>> Joe
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