[arch-general] Replace dcron once again?
lisaev at umail.iu.edu
Mon Nov 15 06:08:59 CET 2010
On (11/15/10 09:05), Ng Oon-Ee wrote:
-~> On Sun, 2010-11-14 at 14:39 -0500, Leonid Isaev wrote:
-~> > On (11/14/10 14:05), Isaac Dupree wrote:
-~> > -~> On 11/14/10 09:32, Jim Pryor wrote:
-~> > -~> >...
-~> > -~> >
-~> > -~> >I would certainly understand and could not reasonably object to any
-~> > -~> >distro's demoting dcron to an unofficial package. But as I said, I I
-~> > -~> >will fix dcron anyway, I hope within the very near future. I'll announce
-~> > -~> >here when I believe the git version has the necessary fixes, and if
-~> > -~> >feedback sounds good, will make a new official release.
-~> > -~> >
-~> > -~> >Extra hands might not help right at this particular moment, but they
-~> > -~> >would help the package be more reliably maintained going forward. I'd be
-~> > -~> >glad to give other interested developers git-push privileges.
-~> > -~>
-~> > -~> Thank you for your efforts! I am sure it is a service to many
-~> > -~> people to have a dcron that works well. Even if Arch devs decide
-~> > -~> a different default cron daemon for Arch some day.
-~> > Yeah, I double that. Especially considering what a nightmare teaching can be
-~> > close to the end of a semester...
-~> Teaching as a nightmare? What's marking, then?
Easy. It's like measurement. If you know an average grade for the class and the
spread (e.g. based on past experience), just distribute true grades according
to an appropriate probability distribution... All you need is a good random
number generator. If done properly, takes ~20 min/30 people, including checking
+ bookkeeping. Then, back to research!
lisaev at svibor
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