[maemo-users] Time aware daemons

From: David Greaves david at dgreaves.com
Date: Wed Jul 9 11:38:30 EEST 2008
Kahlil Johnson wrote:
> I also wonder if alarmd can be used for more than the alarm
> functionality in N800.
> On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 5:58 PM, Jason Edgecombe <jason at rampaginggeek.com> wrote:
>> Kahlil Johnson wrote:
>>> So i asked a while ago about tasks and scheduling features of maemo,
>>> they told me that there was some missing component that was impossible
>>> for crond or at.
>> There is a program called alarmd which provides scheduled events. Is that
>> what you want?

If I go to the clock and set an alarm it plays a sound at a certain time.
It does this even if the N800 is powered off. In fact, IIRC, it pops up a little
window asking whether it should turn on.

So it's do-able.

Maybe someone should investigate and create a wiki page?

If it is alarmd doing this then it would be nice if it could be integrated into
something like cron/at and into the qpe calendar app.


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