On Thu, 2009-06-25 at 13:05 +0200, Hermann Himmelbauer wrote:
> Am Mittwoch 24 Juni 2009 19:19:17 schrieb Reinout van Rees:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > In messages like
> > http://www.mail-archive.com/zope3-...@zope.org/msg05964.html, zc.async is
> > mentioned as the solution for cron-like functionality in zope. Effectively
> > you would not need zope2's clockserver.
> >
> > Reading zc.async's docs, I cannot find how to do a given task regularly. 
> > For example a weekly pack.  Or a daily call of one method that archives
> > older items.  That sort of stuff. Many things can be handled by cronjobs,
> > but you tend to get a lot of them.  And you don't want to embed the
> > password everywhere.
> >
> > Anyway: I cannot find the word "cron" anywhere in the zc.async source.  Or
> > "repetitive" or "regular".  Is zc.async not intended for this kind of
> > usage?
> 
> I personally recommend to also look at lovely.remotetask, as this does have 
> direct cronjob functionality and is relatively simple to implement. 
> I personally use it, however, I'm still a bit sceptic if it's really robust 
> and scales well, moreover, I'm unsure if it is actively maintained.

At least we are using it actively in different projects and keep
updating it. The original lovely team has become a bit silent lately,
but as I can see at least Zagy has the right to upload releases to PyPI.

Christian

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