Replacement for backgroundrb?

We currently run backgroundrb to do a few things that need to happen every minute or so, i.e. check for email from a Google email account, re-index Xapian, that kind of thing. BackgroundRB has served us well but it's kind of a memory hog and we'd really like to investigate the possibility for swapping it out for something else a little less memory intensive but can still do cron like processing. We've looked at Workling, DelayedJob, and a few others but they don't have the cron like behaviour. Does anyone have any suggestions?

You could still use Workling combined with any background processor it supports and call it from cron.

Best regards

Peter De Berdt


This looks like a good idea, thanks for the link.