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From Grzegorz Kossakowski <>
Subject Re: The future of the cron block
Date Mon, 27 Aug 2007 12:24:59 GMT
Reinhard Poetz pisze:
> 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.

What do you mean by "without having HTTP request"? Did you have in mind "without having *external*
HTTP request" that must go through servlet container etc?

Actually, we have plenty of HTTP request in Cocoon 2.2; each servlet: call is a new, internal

Grzegorz Kossakowski

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