Background jobs


#1

Hey everybody,
I’m running InstantRails 2.1.0 under Windows Server 2003 and I’m
looking for a plugin or something that will allow me to schedule and
complete long-running tasks in the background. I was trying to use
backgrounDRB until I realized that I can’t use it with Windows…

What I want to do is pretty basic. My app has an “autosync” section
where the user specifies the time interval between running the task. To
run the task, all I need to do is Autosync.new. Now I just need to
actually tie them together with a scheduler.

Anybody have any suggestions on how to do this? Which plugin or method
is the best?

Thanks, any and all help is appreciated!

  • Jeff M.

#2

On Oct 10, 2008, at 3:28 PM, Jeff M. wrote:

run the task, all I need to do is Autosync.new. Now I just need to
actually tie them together with a scheduler.

Anybody have any suggestions on how to do this? Which plugin or method
is the best?

No idea if these run on windows, but several of the recent railscasts
talk about exactly this.

http://railscasts.com/

#127, #128, and #129.

-philip