22 Dec 2003
(updated 22 Dec 2003 at 03:30 UTC) »
WHY A JOB SCHEDULER?
After working for a famous free software company I realized that among all solutions for production administration tools, there's no option on scheduling as Unix Administrators are used to.
Ok, we have crontab. But it has nothing really useful to job scheduling but running scripts at the right time. There are no control on what happened, there's no controle on how long did it take, there's no control even if it was really executed.
So that's why I'm planing a Job Scheduler. I'd like to help sysadmins that many times see themselves obligated to use non-free options to schedule their job.
So I've chosen Saturn. For those who don't know (to tell the truth I didin't), Saturn is the roman name for Chronos, the greek god of time. Parent of Jupiter (Zeus).
Feel free to discuss it here