From: petr::krenzelok::trz::cz at: 29-Aug-2001 11:51
the more I use Rebol for everyday task, the more I feel how Rebol could
nicely automatize some tasks. I use Rebol for several things already,
e.g. downloading of mainframe files via TCP/IP protocol, but one of our
co-workers complained, she is missing her invoices on monday, as someone
entered new ones during the weekend into our system, and daily SAP R2
task replaced file containing friday invoices with saturday ones.
So, it is of course easy for me now to put:
forever [ wait 1:00 if all [now/time > 9:00 now/weekday = 6]
[download-stuff]], but the need of more general tool is knocking my
I just would like to ask, if anyone here thought about some
sophisticated cron-like tool, but GUI driven, enabling to define tasks,
time when each task should be launched, various level of notification
during task execution, etc. etc.?
The problem is - the main task - GUI console itself, has to be stable,
as it should drive task launching, etc. The problem is, that once you
use e.g. manual post method (rather lenghty stuff), script can fail at
various levels because of myriad of reasons. The question is, if 'try
will catch all subsequent errors. Maybe it would be better to launch new
instance of rebol for each task?
I think that it would be good to have separate subdirectory for each
task - in real - it is a must, as e.g. I use various post-processing
utilities, to get rebol-tcp-downloaded text file into database, copy it
to various locations, launch another tools, etc, etc....
Would anyone found such jobbeR usefull?