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