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cron jobs

Post by Rallix » Wed May 16, 2012 8:22 pm

Just out of curiosity, why do we have our current system as opposed to the more simple use of actual crime jobs?

I fitted my board with crime jobs after a while of messing with our alternative, and it's much easier.
I'm aware of the break in API and of server compatibility, but it seems still like such a good option even with said errors.
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Re: cron jobs

Post by DavidIQ » Thu May 17, 2012 12:34 am

Title says cron jobs...actual post says crime jobs... :lol:

I thought about it as well when I first started working on 3.0 then as I worked with more and more client forums I realized that not everyone has access to cron jobs especially those on shared hosting. I assume that the cron job can be set up to point at the cron.php file but not sure how that would work without the various parameters it takes.
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Re: cron jobs

Post by A_Jelly_Doughnut » Thu May 17, 2012 12:44 am

Oleg wrote some code to allow phpBB cron to be, well, cron, rather than virtualized cron. I think it has been merged for Ascraeus, but I didn't check just this moment.
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Post by Erik Frèrejean » Thu May 17, 2012 12:07 pm

A_Jelly_Doughnut wrote:Oleg wrote some code to allow phpBB cron to be, well, cron, rather than virtualized cron. I think it has been merged for Ascraeus, but I didn't check just this moment.
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Re: cron jobs

Post by Oleg » Thu May 17, 2012 1:06 pm

Rallix wrote:Just out of curiosity, why do we have our current system as opposed to the more simple use of actual crime jobs?
Shared hosting, where you don't have actual "crime" jobs.

In 3.1 you can run cron.php via cron and it will work correctly.

In 3.0 most things will work correctly but there is one action I believe that requires a list of forums to be passed in which won't work without manual modifications.

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Re: cron jobs

Post by Meis2M » Thu May 17, 2012 3:05 pm

what is cron?
In 3.1 you can run cron.php via...

what means that

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Re: cron jobs

Post by DavidIQ » Thu May 17, 2012 3:08 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cron

cron.php is the file that deals with all cron tasks in phpBB.
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Re: cron jobs

Post by Rallix » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:03 pm

Meis2M wrote:what is cron?
In 3.1 you can run cron.php via...

what means that
cron (sorry about the typos, I was typing that on a phone with autocorrect :lol: ) jobs are routine server processes that runs every interval, defined in a thing called a crontab, which can be edited to send you emails. editing the crontab with the cron job is a terrible idea, btw
cron.php is a psuedo-cron job file, in the main folder of the phpbb installation.

I see about the hosting problem, and I suppose the virtualization works well then, my bad
and centralizing it on another server is an awful idea, let's not even go there, we're adding new dependencies in 3.1 anyway
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