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Improvement ideas

  • Support blank space at beginning of output by adding $nop pseudo-variable.
  • Support multi-line output, could add support for $n pseudo-variable.
  • Support named attachments.
  • Sending Email upon task completion. Shall we have an EMAIL or NOTIFY or SENDMAIL command?
  • Organize scheduling.
  • Add STDERRPARSER command.
  • Implement output parser.
  • Cancel/Interrupt task functionality.
  • Implement QUIET and VERBOSE command. Or Maybe do it using a LOGLEVEL command with predefined values?
  • Find a way to store warning and error counts for easy statistic generation - shall we just use form fields?
  • Implement SENDMAIL command.
  • Implement conditional commands.
  • Add pseudo variables for task specification topic: $taskspecweb, $taskspectopic .
  • Consider adding something like $config(ConfigVarName) to variable substitutions for accessing executor's config values. Config values are loaded from a config file at executor service start-up time. The config file is more appropriate than a TWiki topic when it comes to store passwords or other sensitive information. It's also useful for storing executor's specific values and keep the task specification generic.


  • exestart is missing HTTP parameter in redirection to trigger javascript message in the browser.
  • Fix br issue.
  • Fix extra blank lines after and before output.
  • Document configure include issue. It's not needed I think.
  • Document CPAN:Config::Simple patch issue. Needed to prevent CPAN:Config::Simple to keep the task file open.
  • SENDMAIL issue with attachments display name on Windows.
  • Add SHORTDESCRIPTION to contribs and plugin.


Thank you Stephane for sharing this and other extensions with the TWikiCommunity!

-- PeterThoeny - 16 May 2007

I added a SHORTDESCRIPTION to the Contrib Info section so that this contrib is listed properly in the Plugins web reports. Could you take this into the next release?

-- PeterThoeny - 16 May 2007

I also noticed I was missing that by looking at the configure plug-in download list. Unfortunately I just released a new version overwriting your changes. I'll try to get it fixed in the next one.

-- StephaneLenclud - 16 May 2007

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Topic revision: r9 - 2008-01-29 - StephaneLenclud
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