Hi Chris. I downloaded ZASync and did a bit of reading and comparing between your Stepper product as well. ZASync at present relies on an older version of Twisted which is now I think into the 2 series so maybe later the products will come together this way. I think Stepper is really interesting.I think it would be a really good thing to see fire and forget with a process you create as a series of steps that can also be queued in one or more queues.

I also think there is some interesting possibility for something like a Zope instance Stepper where you could trigger a generic daemon to run a thread to process asynchronous tasks (steps) without a ZEO requirement. The asynchronous jobs could be queued for long running tasks outside of zope or timed to inject the step requests into zope for the maintenance of a zope instance (in the same vein as ClockServer) but in a single product.


Regards,
David

On Friday, September 23, 2005, at 05:33 PM, Chris Withers wrote:

Hi David,

Just a note in passing to say that what you're really after in this case is Gary Poster's ZASync. Gary's talked to me about getting Stepper (which is basically batch processing triggered via cron using a ZEO connection) to do the work of processing ZAsync's queue, which would be cool, but I don't know if either of us has the need/time to make that happen...
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