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gnome-schedule as standard in Gnome desktop

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Description

gnome-schedule is a front-end GUI for cron.  It's easier to use for Mr Joe than setting a cron job from console.  IMHO, it should be part of the standard openSUSE distribution of the Gnome desktop.

Licence: GPL

Requires: GTK+, Python

Link: http://gnome-schedule.sourceforge.net/

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  • Add Package gnome-schedule (311347 )

Discussion


icons/user_comment.png N. U. wrote: (7 years ago)

Who is "Mr Joe"?

Did you meet him personally--and he told you what would be easier for him?  Or are there some poll results, or usability-study results?

Look, if it would be
easier for you , then that's ok.  Or if it would make it easier for you to support your users.

Generally, I think software should
optimize for the common case .   I'm not sure that this "Mr Joe" you talk about is the typical openSUSE user.

icons/user_comment.png P. D. wrote: (7 years ago)

In French, I would have said "Mr tout-le-monde".  Let's say the average user.  (I think you guess it, don"t you ?)

I'm/was a "Mr Joe", and I was a puzzled newbie when I first tried to set a cron job.  Now I can use crontab, but I still find gnome-schedule handy to create/review/modify cron jobs as it has a verbose, localized GUI which allows you to select "Every day from Monday to Friday at 10:20 pm" instead of writing an entry like "20 10 * * 1-5 ..." with (usually) vi.

gnome-schedule is not a replacement, it's a tool.  Don't use it if you don't need it; having it installed by default will not prevent you to use cron the way you like.  I'm confident that most openSUSE users who are looking for a "scheduler" will find it easy to use.

(BTW, the equivalent for KDE is kcron.)

icons/user_comment.png C. J. wrote: (7 years ago)

Hi Ned,
if you were the "typical" openSUSE user, most of the features requiring run level 5 could safely be dropped.
In fact, openSUSE as well as other Distributions try to attract users from Windows, they are surely needing some comfort, topping that of MS if they are going to switch.
Apart from that, please note: "Gnome-schedule is provided by various Linux distributions, including Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Gentoo..."
If you can't be helpful, at least have the decency to be quiet.
Have a lot of fun...

Casual

icons/user_comment.png D. L. wrote: (7 years ago)

gnome-schedule has been packaged in home:dimstar:branches:GNOME:Apps and requested for inclusion into GNOME:Apps.

Anybody willing to test can help increase the quality of the package before it ends up in the real repositoris.

icons/user_comment.png C. J. wrote: (7 years ago)

Dominique, you made my day ! Thank You !
For the sake of other dummies like myself here is the full path to the rpm:
http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/dimstar:/branches:/GNOME:/Apps/openSUSE_Factory/noarch/gnome-schedule-lang-2.1.3-1.1.noarch.rpm

If I didn't play around with the openSUSE build service, I would have had a hard time finding it :-)

icons/user_comment.png A. J. wrote: (6 years ago)

Dominique, what is the status here? Could you update this request as well as request 311347, please?

icons/user_comment.png V. U. wrote: (6 years ago)

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Last change: 6 years ago
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