schedsvc: Add Task Scheduler service. Try 2.

Dmitry Timoshkov dmitry at
Wed Mar 12 19:41:30 CDT 2014

Alexandre Julliard <julliard at> wrote:

> >> > Would starting the service from taskschd.dll when an application calls
> >> > ITaskService::Connect() be a viable compromise? Of course that would mean
> >> > that the scheduled tasks will be added to the queue only when the service
> >> > is running.
> >> 
> >> If there are scheduled tasks then it's OK for the service to be running
> >> always; but as long as there aren't, it should be started on-demand.
> >
> > So I would implement it like this: the service would be always started
> > on Wine boot, it would then load the xml task definitions and if there is
> > no anything would exit right away. Then the service would be started by
> > taskschd.dll if ITaskService::Connect() can't connect to an existing
> > service instance. Does this sound acceptable?
> No, having it start always defeats the whole point. Just mark it
> auto-start once a task is added.

In 'Try 3' I tried to address all the discussed things, is there anything
else that prevents this patch from being accepted?


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