CTS now schedules many important services, including syncing Calendar, Contacts, Messages, running weekly firmware checks with eficheck, and more.
CTS scheduling and dispatch of background tasks has no user interface, and no controls. How can you tell that there’s a problem, and what to do about it?
What does it take for an app to have ‘activities’ managed for efficiency by CTS? Not a lot – but in return, the management is a black box.
In the first article in this series, I explained how a great many background activities in macOS, including […]
Rather than using cron or launchd, many background services in macOS are now run using Centralized Task Scheduling (CTS). This is how it works.
Adds a new log view of background task scheduling and dispatch, greatly improves volume info, and fixes a rare crash.
It’s not very often that we see the birth of a whole new subsystem both in macOS and iOS, but RunningBoard is brand new with 10.15 and 13.
When you find one, bugs will necessarily be multiple. If you think you’ve found one, you can be fairly confident that you’ll find more. Four bugs in macOS for the price of one.
macOS doesn’t handle significant errors and failures well, burying them away in the log. It needs to report them to the user through a new sub-system.
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