I can think of one thing that I might not be too messy to add to Newt's Cape
that could "combine" the Schedule and Process steps -- so that you could
update files (including links, images, etc.) and then save as packages
currently, the Process command just invokes a popup that allows you to
operate immediately on a set of URLs to Save as Package or Save to
NewtWorks. would it be useful to have Process let you specify a time,
say to create the packages later, e.g., after an update had occurred?
since there can only be one "schedule" per folder (for each cache), this
would rely on the trick that you'd use Schedule say on Bookmarks,
and then Process on same URLs in HTML Cache (or vice versa).
this is obviously not ideal for a variety of reasons (more complex for user
to setup; if update wasn't completely successful, packages would be created
from possibly old or incomplete files); on the other hand, it wouldn't
involve a rewrite, or adding even more complexity/unreliability to the
current Schedule code, so is more likely to get done...
so, the steps would be:
- setup Schedule (as usual) in a Bookmarks (or HTML Cache) folder
(note approximately how long it takes)
- setup Process for same URLs in HTML Cache (or Bookmarks)
to Save as Package
specify start some time after earlier Schedule should have completed
(and obviously avoid overlapping schedule times)
how useful would this modification to Process command be?
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