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Oddjob 1.5.0 Released

This release includes:
- New Typescript/JQuery UI and RESTful web service.
- Parameterised Job Execution called Tasks.
More information can be found at

Posted by Rob Gordon 2017-10-02

Oddjob 1.4.0 Released

This release includes:
- New Icons and Job States to distinguish Jobs, Timers and Services.
- Support for recursive directory listing with Ant style wild card expansion.
- Repeat Job now iterates over any list and so has become a simpler Foreach Job.
- Numerous Bug Fixes and Small Enhancements

More information can be found at

Posted by Rob Gordon 2014-11-19 Labels: release

Oddjob-1.3.0 is now available

This release includes:

* An Improved For Each Job that supports a parallel run window and the ability to use Oddjob Designer on the nested configuration.
* Timer and Retry now allow the nextDue property to be set while the timer is running.
* A Grep Job has been added that can search files or any other input for text or a regular expression.
* Numerous Bugs Fixes and Small Enhancements.

More information can be found at

Posted by Rob Gordon 2013-05-14

Oddjob 1.2.0 Released

This release includes:

* Improved Job Designer.
* Improved Job Properties.
* New JMX Support.
* Numerous Bug Fixes and Small Enhancements.

For more information please see the blog post at

Posted by Rob Gordon 2012-09-12

Oddjob-1.1.0 Released

Oddjob-1.1.0 is now available. This release includes:

* A new JSF AJAX Web Front End which replaces the old Struts version.
* The ability to Force a Failed Job to Complete.

Posted by Rob Gordon 2012-01-27

Oddjob 1.0.0 Released

Oddjob-1.0.0 is now available. This release includes:

* Improved scheduling, more intuitive configuration and lots more examples.
* Oddjob Explorer now has the ability to open new windows, navigation is easier and more accelerator keys have been added.
* A read only role for the JMX client has been introduced and a JMX server can now use the Platform MBean.
* Many bugs have been fixed, extra tests have been added, and job documentation improved.

Posted by Rob Gordon 2011-10-25

Oddjob 0.30.0 Released.

Oddjob 0.30.0 is now available. This release includes

* Adoption of the international date standard ISO 8601 for all configuration.
* An input handler for prompting for user input.
* Improved Reference Guide including many more examples.

Posted by Rob Gordon 2011-05-02

Oddjob-0.29.0 Released.

Oddjob-0.29.0 is now available. This release includes:

* Simple Archiving by taking a snapshot of a job's silhouette.
* Support for distributing work across multiple servers by using a job that grabs for work.
* Much improved SQL support, including running stored procedures and parameterised queries.

Posted by Rob Gordon 2010-08-28

Oddjob-0.28.0 released

Oddjob-0.28.0 is now available. This release includes:

* Server Security with JMX Simple Security.
* Network failure detection in the JMX client.
* A cleaner core Oddjob achieved with more Oddballs.
* A Simple services framework for auto wiring beans.

Posted by Rob Gordon 2009-09-28

Oddjob-0.27.0 released

This release includes a new module system for Oddjob called Oddballs, and an Oddball that lets Oddjob play with Spring.

Posted by Rob Gordon 2009-07-31

Oddjob-0.26.0 released

This release includes: Cleaner server side Oddjob and improved user documentation for Sharing Oddjobs on the network.

Posted by Rob Gordon 2009-05-17

Oddjob-0.25.0 released

Oddjob-0.25.0 is now available. This release includes:

- Simpler and more intuitive scheduling provided by three components: Timer, Retry and Trigger. These can be combined to meet most complicated scheduling requirements.
- New state jobs for extra control over execution flow.

Posted by Rob Gordon 2009-04-08

Oddjob-0.24.0 released

Oddjob-0.24.0 is now available. This release includes:

* New Java Bean based Configuration Framework that supports Drag and Drop, Job by Job, between Client and Server.

Posted by Rob Gordon 2009-02-24

Oddjob-0.22.0 released

Oddjob-0.22.0 is now available. This release includes:

* New Improved web front end.
* Improved persistance including database persistance.
* New Simple SQL query job.
* Extended support for java.lang.Runnable jobs.
* Improved file/directory jobs.
* Improved Developer Guide.
* Lots More Examples.

Posted by Rob Gordon 2006-03-12

Oddjob 0.21.0 released

Oddjob 0.21.0 is now available. This release includes:

* Right-click scheduling and unscheduling of any job on any server on any scheduler on any server.
* Monitor a process's console output on any server.
* Job scripting using groovy or other languages.
* Cut and Paste support added to Oddjob Designer.
* New User Guide.

Posted by Rob Gordon 2005-12-08