Scheduler addon should support time ranges
|Target version:||JDownloader - FarfarAway|
Instead of scheduling individual Actions, it would be much more use friendly to schedule Activities to operate over a time period.
For example, the Activity: Download: schedule from XX:XX to YY:YY is much easier for users to understand than the two Actions:
Start Download: Schedule XX:XX and Stop Download: Schedule YY:YY.
A -1 for a time would mean to ignore that entry. So Download: schedule -1:00 to 23:59 means to Stop downloading at 23:59 (there is no start time given, so there is no Start Download Action).
If JDownloader is started between the start and end time for an activity, then the start action for that activity would be executed.
Updated by raztoki about 2 years ago
Thought this was needed when I first looked at the scheduler (talk about not been very user friendly!), though after figuring out how it worked (and changed a little in nightly (btw it didn't merge over schedules)). Then thought you wouldn't necessarily need entire rewrite just create another frontend a simpler UI which makes rules and to suit current version/implementation.
Like with the other scheduler ticket, I don't believe the storing of time figures in UTC is needed, as local timezones are usually when these free times/zones occur and not in UTC. Speaking from experience, in Australia we have had quotas, freetimes and DTS for many years now. http://svn.jdownloader.org/issues/1511#note-2