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2.0 final released

Finally I just released CRONw 2.0. Basically it's just a rename of RC1 so no need to upgrade if you are using RC1 already.

new features of CRONw 2.0
* complete rewrite of cronw which includes better source file naming and provides a solid basis for future extensions
* greatly improved logging - increase logging output without the need to restart the service
* use mnemonics inside crontab.txt (e.g. say "Mon-Fri" instead of "0-5")
* cron dir support: If you want to execute a job one time a day just put it into the dir cron.daily (same goes for cron.weekly and cron.monthly)
* syntax checking for crontab.txt
* lower system payload - crontab is only parsed if it has changed
* scripting features supported by CMD.exe - write
"echo "Hello World" > C:\testfile.log" in the crontab... read more

Posted by Felix Schwarz 2005-03-01

RC1 released

After fixing some bugs related to module installation and the exit code 1 problem we decided to release a release candidate to ensure getting a high quality 2.0 release. If no further problems are found we will release 2.0 in 1-2 weeks.

Please test this release, especially comments on Windows XP SP2 are welcome!

Changes
+ create dirs cron.daily, cron.weekly, cron.monthly if they don't exist
+ small fixes
+ if no crontab.txt is found by cronHelper.pl when installing the CRONw service it checks for 'crontab' existance
+ fixed several modules that didn't installed correctly
+ execution of command through CMD.exe works now much better

Posted by Felix Schwarz 2005-02-16

second beta released

We noticed some little bugs in the beta release therefor I decided to release a beta2 version before the release candidates. Thanks to all testers. We'll appreciate all installation reports.

Changes:
+ CRONw doesn't fail to start if it is installed into a path which contains spaces.
+ source files using windows line breaks.

Posted by Felix Schwarz 2004-11-07

CRONw 2.0 beta released

We are pleased to announce the first beta release of CRONw 2.0. This release comes with many new (and very cool) features.

Please note that this package is still BETA quality so be prepared to experience difficulties (especially during the installation).

Please report bugs:
https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=87160&atid=582167
https://sourceforge.net/mail/?group_id=87160

Changes:
See CHANGES.txt for a more detailed changelog.
* complete rewrite of cronw which includes better source file naming and provides a solid basis for future extensions
* greatly improved logging - increase logging output without the need to restart the service
* use mnemonics inside crontab.txt (e.g. say Mon-Fri" instead of "0-5")
* syntax checking for crontab.txt
* lower system payload - crontab is only parsed if it has changed

Posted by Felix Schwarz 2004-10-27

New team member, new features

Bob Showalter (bshow, http://sourceforge.net/users/bshow/\) joined the CRONw team, now we're three ;)

Bob will work on the email notification and logging issues, documentation, and on a functionality to execute commands through the command interpreter to allow output redirection, etc.

We're looking forward to the new release coming up this spring. Keep watching http://cronw.sf.net/

With highest regards,... read more

Posted by Robert Kehl 2004-01-28

New Developer - New Features - Upcoming Release

Felix Schwarz (scfe) joined the CRONw team, now we're two ;)

We're currently improving CRONw with an almost complete rewrite of CRONw. Thanks to Felix for a great rework of the clumsy source code!

Keep watching this project, as we will soon come out with some nice new features, including
+ logging to EventLog
+ cron directory parsing
+ lower system payload
+ syntax checking
and probably more. See http://sourceforge.net/pm/?group_id=87160 for the task list.... read more

Posted by Robert Kehl 2004-01-11

CRONw starts as own project!

CRONw has grown up and now (2003-08-04) forms its own project at sf.net, being no longer a module to the OTRS for Win32 Installer project.

CRONw is a small collection of Perlie things providing the main functions of a *nix-style CRON to the Perl-enabled Windows world. The killer feature and the reason I built it: It runs as a system service without any additional tools, using the functionality provided by Win32::Daemon.... read more

Posted by Robert Kehl 2003-08-04