[MonoDevelop] Mono and Crontab

Ryan Svihla rssvihla at gmail.com
Fri Apr 2 10:13:22 EDT 2010

Quarz.net does now come with a generic scheduling service and has since
1.0rc1 which was about the time I'd just completed my own :( .

On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 7:13 AM, Adam Tauno Williams
<awilliam at whitemice.org>wrote:

> On Fri, 2010-04-02 at 01:28 -0800, Mark Devgood wrote:
> > I am writing a simpler reminder system in Mono that will send emails at
> > particular times.
> > My website is running on a Linux box and so I have Crontab at my
> disposal.
> > I first created a simple webpage, that spawned a new thread that would
> sleep
> > for 1 hour, and then kick of an email. It works for about 1-2 hours, then
> I
> > notice it dies for some reason. My solution MUST be 100% robust, so I
> don't
> > think this is the best option, as in addition my mono-server is currently
> > setup to restart daily.
> Yep, that won't work.
> > Crontab does seem to be 100% robust,
> Really?  As a UNIX/LINUX admin for almost 20 years: cron is @*&$*@ crap.
> It is absurd that LINUX still uses such a worthless schedular.
> > and so I am quite happy with this, and
> > I have found out how to send emails from it. There are a handful of posts
> of
> > how to start a mono app from cron, but what I want to do is the opposite,
> > create a cron job from my mono website. Is this possible?
> Look up "quartz" which is a .NET schedular that works great in Mono.
> Create a service [runs all the time] and lets you schedule notifications
> via XML-RPC/SOAP/REST/whatever from your website.  It isn't very hard to
> do [I'm surprised someone hasn't written a generic scheduling/job
> service around quartz].
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Ryan Svihla
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