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From Giacomo Pati <giac...@apache.org>
Subject RE: CommandManager issues [was Re: Releasing 2.1.1?]
Date Mon, 01 Sep 2003 14:34:13 GMT
On Mon, 1 Sep 2003, Reinhard Poetz wrote:

>
> From: Bruno Dumon
>
> >
> > On Mon, 2003-09-01 at 11:37, Giacomo Pati wrote:
> > > On Mon, 1 Sep 2003, Reinhard Poetz wrote:
> > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On Behalf Of Giacomo Pati
> > > >
> > > > > On Mon, 1 Sep 2003, Andreas Hochsteger wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Hi!
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Just in case you didn't know:
> > > > > > Did you have a look at the Quartz Scheduler?
> > > > > > http://www.part.net/quartz.html
> > > > > > http://www.part.net/quartz_features.html
> > > > > > Perhaps it already does what you need.
> > > > > > It's licensed under a BSD and Apache-Style license.
> > > > >
> > > > > I've seen it some time ago but thought it is quite too
> > much for a
> > > > > simple cron mechanism we are discussing here.
> > > > >
> > > > > Any other thoughts?
> > > >
> > > > Do you think it is difficult to use/to integrate? From
> > the features
> > > > list it is exactly what we need, isn't it?
> > >
> > > IMHO, from the feature list it is way too much we need, isn't it?
> >
> > I think many of it are optional features, and those extra
> > features might come in handy some day. If it does everything
> > we need and if it's solid, why not use it?
>
> I think Giacomo is right that we won't need all those features within
> the Cocoon project but I think our users will need the most in their
> projects.

No sure here. The users I know best are happy with full Cron like
functionality.

> If Quartz does everything we want I'm +1 for adding it to
> Cocoon. So we would also avoid developing and maintainging our own
> scheduler solution because what I understood the Avalon solutions don't
> fit all our needs, do they?

As I've written in response to Brunos mail, Quartz doesn't offer Cron
spec parsing so we have to do that in the cocoon space anyway. The
concurrency utils (we already have a dependency of) does all we need to
trigger execution (as Quartz does) so why adding another dependency.

--
Giacomo Pati
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