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GNU Mcron 1.1.1 released
     posted by mthl, Sun 08 Apr 2018 03:46:15 PM UTC - 0 replies

We are pleased to announce the release of GNU Mcron 1.1.1,
representing 48 commits, by 1 person over 3 weeks.


GNU Mcron is a complete replacement for Vixie cron.  It is used to run
tasks on a schedule, such as every hour or every Monday.  Mcron is ...

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GNU Mcron 1.1 released
     posted by mthl, Mon 19 Mar 2018 12:37:13 AM UTC - 0 replies

We are pleased to announce the release of GNU Mcron 1.1,
representing 124 commits, by 3 people over 4 years.


Here are the compressed sources and a GPG detached signature[*]: ...

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GNU mcron has been upgrade to guile-2.0
     posted by dale_mellor, Mon 28 Apr 2014 03:03:02 PM UTC - 0 replies

GNU mcron has been upgraded to use guile-2.0 (was using guile-1.8), and has been released today as mcron version 1.0.7.

GIT repository rebuilt
     posted by dale_mellor, Sun 13 Jun 2010 06:25:12 PM UTC - 0 replies

The GIT source repository has been completely rebuilt, and now holds a faithful representation of the full history of the former CVS repository (including all release tags), as well as all the changes that were made since CVS use ceased (including historically correct dates).

1.0.5 released (without fanfare!)
     posted by dale_mellor, Sun 13 Jun 2010 06:21:57 PM UTC - 0 replies

This includes mostly technical changes to the build system to make the project fit better with the Debian package system.

mcron 1.0.4 released
     posted by dale_mellor, Thu 21 Feb 2008 10:20:15 PM UTC - 0 replies

Version 1.0.4 of mcron is released.

mcron is a replacement for the original Vixie cron daemon, written in guile and allowing guile job description files (as well as Vixie-style ones) for increased flexibility.

The main changes are

  • Updated license to GPLv3.
  • Any file can be named on the command-line, without the .vixie or .guile extensions (used to be silently ignored)
  • The argument to the --schedule option is no longer optional.
Moved from CVS to GIT source code repository
     posted by dale_mellor, Thu 21 Feb 2008 07:45:14 PM UTC - 0 replies

I have not pulled the full CVS history across; the GIT repository starts with a clean 1.0.3 tarball.

1.0.2 released
     posted by dale_mellor, Mon 02 Jan 2006 04:34:07 PM UTC - 0 replies

Can now be installed (without full Vixie compatibility) by a non-root user.

Behaves well when a laptop comes out of sleep mode.

Improvements in the manual.

0.99.3 released
     posted by dale_mellor, Tue 05 Aug 2003 07:01:53 PM UTC - 0 replies

All the functionality has now been broken out into Guile modules, so mcron can be directly integrated into other programs. This includes the ability to read Vixie-style configuration files, as well as the newer scheme-based files.

0.99.2 released
     posted by dale_mellor, Sun 20 Jul 2003 03:56:45 PM UTC - 0 replies

Now have full 100% Vixie compatibility. Code is now fully functional, only needs some testing...

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Version 0.99.1 released! posted by dale_mellor, Fri 11 Jul 2003 08:33:19 PM UTC - 0 replies
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