cron code delivered.
By user12625760 on Feb 09, 2008
At last I have handed over the cron changes to support different timezones to Darren who is sponsoring the effort. I've learned a lot in the process so far of trying to do this work from “outside” of Sun. Mostly that the time required to do even a very small project like this is very great and there are times when you can't just put it down if you are busy. This makes it very difficult when doing this in your own “spare” time and can lead to some spectacularly late nights. The other problems were around keeping a build system running at home. The sometimes long times between working on this resulted in considerable effort to keep up with the various flag days. I also had some tangles with mercurial that did not help.
The ARC case was quite painless even if there were elements of Bike Shed Syndrome in it with real dangers of even greater feature creep. Having actually experienced ARCs internally I was probably better prepared for this than a real external engineer.
I got some really great feed back during the code reviews which has resulted in a better end result.
Now I'm just sitting back and waiting.