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systemd to absorb cron next

systemd to absorb cron next

Posted Jan 28, 2013 21:36 UTC (Mon) by raven667 (subscriber, #5198)
In reply to: systemd to absorb cron next by dlang
Parent article: Poettering: The Biggest Myths

Well I take anything said on phoronix with a grain or two of salt but I don't see any reason that cron/at and functionality can't be part of systemd as long as it can parse the existing format files. systemd already has all the infrastructure for starting processes in a defined environment on-demand, the only difference is being time activated instead of socket activated. It seems like it would result in a net reduction of complexity of the OS while increasing capability which I think is a very good thing indeed.

I don't see how that provides any relevance to "political power play" rhetoric as there are clearly defined technical reasons that have nothing to do with politics or "power" (whatever "power" means in the context of open source projects that are governed openly).

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