[erlang-questions] extended timer module to handle absolute time-of-day timers

Serge Aleynikov <>
Wed Jan 14 04:18:50 CET 2009


I don't know of an open source one, but a combination of 
timed_supervisor [1] and erlexec [2] is nearly 90% of what's needed to 
build one.  It's in my plans to create such a job scheduler, but I'm not 
sure yet if it'll be possible to open source it...

Serge

[1] http://forum.trapexit.org/viewtopic.php?p=44147#44147
[2] http://code.google.com/p/erlexec/

Antoine Koener wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 2:18 PM, Serge Aleynikov <> wrote:
> 
>> Can you elaborate on the "full blown" part.  The timer module is a
>> scheduler.  Are looking for cron-like or Microsoft-Outlook-like
>> functionality?
> 
> 
> Sorry :)
> I was thinking about something like $Universe or Control-M.
> 
> The purpose is to manage "jobs". A more accurate description could be a "Job
> Scheduler".
> I think that erlang is perfect for this task !
> 




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