How to run a background task in rails

Hi,

What sort of tasks do you intend to do?
Database/ file system/ operating system oriented, appropriate approach can be decided depending on these

  • NAYAK

The task is building source code with gcc.

take a look at the earlier mentioned backgrounDRb: http://backgroundrb.rubyforge.org/

[quote]
BackgrounDRb is a Ruby job server and scheduler. Its main intent is to
be used with Ruby on Rails applications for offloading long-running
tasks. Since a Rails application blocks while serving a request it is
best to move long-running tasks off into a background process that is
divorced from http request/response cycle.
[/quote]

I second on it

-NAYAK