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From Richard Monson-Haefel <>
Subject Re: [ Timer Service ] Cron-like configuration
Date Fri, 15 Aug 2003 15:24:41 GMT
Sounds like an excellent solution. We should take a serious look at using
Avalon's scheduler system for the Timer Service. That would really make
things easier in terms of development.

On 8/15/03 6:14 AM, "Berin Loritsch" <> wrote:

> Michael Remijan wrote:
>> Does anyone know of a good java cron class?
> As I posted earlier:
> ${avalon-components}/scheduler-api
> ${avalon-components}/scheduler-impl
> Both of these projects (one requires the other) work quite well.  Your
> cron jobs are identified by _name_, and you can have quite complex
> cron invocation patterns.  You are not limited to the simple delay/
> repeat intervals in most Java cron classes (although it is available).
> You can schedule based on time of day, day of week, or even business
> level concepts like work weeks that account for holidays.
> The triggers are flexible and allow you to plug in any implementation
> you want without forcing you into the two provided versions.

Richard Monson-Haefel
Co-Founder\Developer, Apache Geronimo
Author of:
  J2EE Web Services (AW 2003)
  Enterprise JavaBeans, 4ed (O'Reilly 2004)
  Java Message Service (O'Reilly 2000)

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