[Backgroundrb-devel] periodic scheduling

hemant gethemant at gmail.com
Thu Jan 17 16:42:24 EST 2008

Hi Jack,

On Jan 18, 2008 1:56 AM, Jack Nutting <jnutting at gmail.com> wrote:
> Good question!  At an earlier stage in my application's design, there
> was a place for more standard backgroundrb usage, with some processing
> that was triggered by user actions.  I liked the way it worked, and
> was enough of a rails noob that I frankly didn't know any other way to
> do background tasks that accessed activerecord, my model classes, etc,
> so I started using backgroundrb for perpetually-running processes as
> well;  eventually these also incorporated the functions that were
> previously performed by user actions as well, and there I am today.
> Maybe I should just stop using backgroundrb for now, until I have a
> use that better matches its intended purpose.

What I meant was, if you are using backgroundrb for periodic
scheduling of tasks, then you use cron or unix scheduling of tasks
provided by backgroundrb. I wouldn't ask you to go to crontab.

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