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From Reinhard Poetz <>
Subject Re: The future of the cron block
Date Mon, 27 Aug 2007 12:21:22 GMT
Carsten Ziegeler wrote:
> I'm wondering what the opinion about the future of our cron block is? Do
> we need such a thing at all? Could we just use the quartz support of Spring?
> If we keep it, should we refactor it?
> Now, I'm asking this because currently I need a scheduling service in a
> non Cocoon environment (OSGi based). I thought of just using our cron
> block but soon found out that there is no separation between api and
> impl, a lot of Cocoon specific stuff mixed in, dependencies to Avalon
> directly in the API etc.
> My feeling is that if we think about keeping this block, we should clean
> it up and solve these issues.

What use cases does the cron block handle? I used it long time ago to trigger 
pipelines. If I can do this from within a Spring without having a HTTP request, 
I have no problem to deprecate it.

Reinhard Pötz           Independent Consultant, Trainer & (IT)-Coach 

{Software Engineering, Open Source, Web Applications, Apache Cocoon}


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