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RE: [Pyatcron-devel-list] Requirements document on the CVS server

From: Childers, Matthew
Subject: RE: [Pyatcron-devel-list] Requirements document on the CVS server
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 15:42:31 -0600

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Julien Olivier [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2003 2:31 PM
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: RE: [Pyatcron-devel-list] Requirements document on the CVS
> > Like you brought up in your document, we also need to have a way to
> > with the predefined variables in cron.  How should we handle this in
> > UI, maybe a preferences window?
> Does anyone have any idea of a use-case involving variables ? My only
> idea is that you would like to define DISPLAY if you want to run a
> using X11. Apart from that, I don't see how it's useful.
> My idea is that the possibility to define a variable should be
> by the task type plugins. If a plugin needs to allow users to define a
> variable it should be able to. But if the plugin doesn't need it,
> shouldn't be able to define variables. We should anyway have a generic
> plugin which would allow users to define a command and variables. But
> other plugins should be more restrictive (to avoid facing users with
> complex concepts).

That would probably be the best way to do it, all I am saying is we may
need to think about how we would want to implement it.

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