[Backgroundrb-devel] Couple questions about backgroundrb

Eric Pugh epugh at opensourceconnections.com
Fri Sep 28 13:27:27 EDT 2007


I will email you my setup.  Anyone else wants it, feel free to  
hollar....  I don't have readily available web server access where I  
am.....

Eric

On Sep 28, 2007, at 12:51 PM, Joe Van Dyk wrote:

> That would be great if you could email the working version to me.  Or
> post it somewhere public.
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> 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
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>> On Sep 28, 2007, at 12:38 PM, Joe Van Dyk wrote:
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>>> 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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