Feature #4387

Provide a way to automatically install / set up a task upon installation of an extension

Added by Ingo Renner about 12 years ago. Updated about 1 year ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Should have
Assignee:
-
Category:
scheduler
Target version:
-
Start date:
2009-08-28
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Description

It'd be useful to have a way to automatically set up a task when installing an extension.

For example in the Solr extension I have a task that optimizes the Solr search index. Now it'd be nice to have such a task set up when installing that extension.
That'd also be useful for tasks that ship with the core (once we do that).


Related issues

Related to TYPO3 Core - Feature #64093: Data Provider for scheduler tasksClosed2015-01-03

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Related to TYPO3 Core - Feature #83338: Move scheduler tasks from serialized data to JSONClosed2017-12-15

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#1

Updated by Francois Suter about 12 years ago

That of course would be very nice, but I don't see how this could be done with the current structure of the EM.

#2

Updated by Georg Ringer about 12 years ago

maybe using the update wizard?

#3

Updated by Francois Suter about 12 years ago

That's a possibility, yes. What I don't like with the EM's update mechanism is that it cannot be launched automatically. Maybe it could be achieved by (mis-)using user-defined configuration options.

#4

Updated by Ingo Renner about 12 years ago

abusing any of these systems is not an option. I'll work on something to achieve this for 4.4 I guess.

#5

Updated by Michael Stucki almost 8 years ago

  • Category set to scheduler
#6

Updated by Michael Stucki almost 8 years ago

  • Project changed from 739 to TYPO3 Core
  • Category changed from scheduler to scheduler
#7

Updated by Mathias Schreiber over 6 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Needs Feedback
  • Assignee set to Mathias Schreiber

The task should be added but marked as disabled, right?
I just imagined extension author going like "yes, of course run [expensive action X] every minute" :)

#8

Updated by Alexander Opitz over 6 years ago

  • Status changed from Needs Feedback to New

Yes Mathias, that sounds correct.

#9

Updated by Daniel Goerz about 6 years ago

  • Parent task set to #68681
#10

Updated by Ingo Renner about 6 years ago

If the task can only be added as disabled then there's no point in having it really. After all you want to do certain things periodically for a reason. Yes, of course someone could do stupid things with it, but there are enough ways to do that otherwise as well. Let's try to trust people first.

An alternative would be to have a popup during installation similar to those dialogs you find with OAuth... Application FooBar would like to do A, B, and C. Which of these things do you want to allow? (All checked by default). This would be super user friendly. Something would need to get figured out for non-backend EM installations.

#11

Updated by Jan Helke almost 4 years ago

  • Assignee deleted (Mathias Schreiber)
#12

Updated by Susanne Moog over 2 years ago

  • Parent task deleted (#68681)
#13

Updated by Georg Ringer over 1 year ago

#14

Updated by Georg Ringer over 1 year ago

  • Related to Feature #83338: Move scheduler tasks from serialized data to JSON added
#15

Updated by Joachim Eckerlin about 1 year ago

Maybe it would also be possible to add another section to the Scheduler Module called "Suggestions" where extensions could suggest crons with interval, arguments etc. so you would just have to click a "+" Icon in the end to add this specific task with the suggested settings. Also there should be a second button like "Add and Modify" which opens an edit view for the task prefilled but let's the user change settings before adding the task.

Just giving extensions the possibility to add active scheduler tasks would open up doors for nasty conflicts between extensions I think. Also certain extensions could be used for multiple purposes and an extension author might only have one of multiple purposes in mind.

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