[gobolinux-users] Re: Cron on 013
hisham.hm at gmail.com
Sat Feb 18 19:08:33 GMT 2006
On 2/16/06, Rafael Guterres Jeffman <rafael at tteng.com.br> wrote:
> I see several uses for cron. None that I need. I use none. (for a while,
> I had to use one in my job, IIRC, it was fcron).
> Integration with the system should be left to the user, that is, the
> user should be responsible for setting the tasks in the cron (i.e. by
> editing /S/S/crontab, or through a better interface).
> That said, why should one cron program be used in favor of other? Cron
> programs seem to be like window managers and text editors, everyone has
> its own preferences and no one agree.
I agree with this post. From the general sentiment of this thread, looks like:
a) people would like to see a cron package included in the CD
b) things should not happen automagically (behind the user's back)
For a), it's a matter of deciding "which". I have no clue, but I'm
sure you people can figure it out. ;) For b), IMHO, I think that:
* cron should not be installed by default on 'base' and 'typical' profiles
* if we added a 'server' profile, then that would be a different story
(even though the OS design is general-purpose, the package selection
for the CD _is_ desktop-oriented, though...)
* I agree with Rafael that users should setup their cronjobs by
themselves (each user has different needs/use patterns anyway);
compatibility with nice frontends would be a welcome plus when picking
a cron package.
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