Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: "Paul B. Henson" <henson@×××.org>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o, cron-bugs@g.o
Subject: RE: [gentoo-dev] Recommend cronie instead of vixie-cron in handbook?
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2013 02:18:20
Message-Id: 0afb01cef617$3d667a90$b8336fb0$
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Recommend cronie instead of vixie-cron in handbook? by Pacho Ramos
1 > From: Pacho Ramos [mailto:pacho@g.o]
2 > Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 12:55 PM
3 >
4 > This has reminded me that maybe we should switch to cronie from
5 > vixie-cron as default and recommended cron provider in Handbook. Last
6 > time I checked, vixie-cron upstream was died while cronie forked it
7 > fixing some bugs :/
8 >
9 > What do you think?
11 I'd say go one step further and get rid of vixie-cron completely, is there anything it does that cronie can't do as well or better? It's getting pretty crusty, with a lot of open bugs that haven't been resolved. While updating the handbook might get new users to use a better cron, masking vixie-cron (and perhaps a news item?) could get existing users to migrate to a supported and maintained cron as well…