I’ve just released whenjobs 0.7.0 to fix a couple of problems that I was having myself.
Firstly, while it’s a nice feature of whenjobs that I can set variables, sometimes I don’t want jobs to be triggered as a result of setting variables. The new
whenjobs --whisper command lets me set variables without reevaluating when-clauses:
$ whenjobs --whisper libguestfs_version=1.17.16
Secondly, my jobs file was getting pretty long and unmaintainable (400 lines), since I added various libguestfs branches and hivex to be managed by whenjobs. So I’ve added a feature where you can split the jobs file into multiple files:
$ ls -l .whenjobs/*.ml -rw-rw-r--. 1 rjones rjones 3284 Mar 13 19:10 .whenjobs/jobs_hivex.ml -rw-rw-r--. 1 rjones rjones 4039 Mar 13 19:07 .whenjobs/jobs_libguestfs.ml -rw-rw-r--. 1 rjones rjones 3766 Mar 13 19:09 .whenjobs/jobs_libguestfs_stable.ml -rw-rw-r--. 1 rjones rjones 45 Mar 13 19:10 .whenjobs/jobs.ml
I think I described whenjobs as a “cron replacement”. It is a cron replacement for me, for my personal use, but it’s not officially a cron replacement and this project has nothing whatsoever to do with Red Hat or Fedora. The reason I say this is I get some pretty idiotic comments like these.