[development] A replacement for cron hook

Omar Abdel-Wahab owahab at gmail.com
Tue Nov 21 11:48:42 UTC 2006

Hi all,

I was in #drupal couple days ago chatting with dww and rDoughlass about  
dbbackup and dba.

The the discussion drifted to this point:

Why not introduce a module that will allow both modules and users to add  
scheduled tasks to Drupal.

I mean, instead of every module adding its own logic to maintain a task  
over a specific period/schedule, why not introduct module developer with a  
new hook that will provide an array of scheduled functions to run. And  
will also allow users to call some urls/function calls on scheduled basis.

This won't replace or rewrite the functionality provided by Actions and  
Workflow module or even do what schedule module does.

It's a re-designed scheduler module that may replace cron.

What do you all think?


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