Use cron for more flexible alarm schedules

Registered by Johannes H. Jensen on 2008-12-08

Alarm Clock should use the users crontab for more flexible alarm schedules as well as robustness.

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Johannes H. Jensen
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Johannes H. Jensen
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Johannes H. Jensen
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Would also allow for triggering alarms even when the applet is not running. This is is a big plus.

I'm not sure this is such a good idea anymore. Alarm Clock is a desktop application and shouldn't rely on any system cron job. Furthermore using the users personal crontab will clutter it up...

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