[Grok-dev] Triggering recurring events and executing tasks in the "background"

Gary Poster gary at zope.com
Wed Mar 26 11:02:28 EDT 2008

On Mar 26, 2008, at 10:43 AM, Tim Terlegård wrote:
> On Mar 26, 2008, at 3:31 PM, Sebastian Ware wrote:
>> I have two questions in the "best practice" category. Since they  
>> are related I am posting one message:
>> 1 If I want to create a queue utility which executes tasks from a  
>> task list in the background, how would I accomplish this?
>> 2 If I want to have actions performed at preset times or at  
>> intervals, how would I accomplish this?
> There are atleast two options:
> 1) lovely.remotetask
>    http://svn.zope.org/lovely.remotetask/trunk/src/lovely/remotetask/README.txt?rev=83297&view=markup
> 2) zope's internal clock server, there's an example
>   http://svn.zope.org/Zope/trunk/doc/CHANGES.txt?rev=81697&view=markup

Tim's quite right.

I can't help but mention zc.async, which is now in a push to actually  
be used here at ZC.  It shouldn't be used--and perhaps can't be used-- 
by anybody other than us right now, I'd say (so that we're the ones  
dealing with breakage at this stage) but, as I said, I can't help  


lovely.remotetask is very similar in design to the Zope 2 zasync that  
we did some years back.  This new design is intended to address a lot  
of concerns with that design.

For now, I suggest you go with one of Tim's suggestions.  But hey,  
zc.async is/will be cool! ;-)


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