Has Time Machine started to make irregular backups? Are apps stalling at odd times? This could be just the tool to find out why.
macOS doesn’t work like it used to. With heuristic task dispatching and sensitivity to factors like quality of network service, troubleshooting can get fiendishly difficult.
Implementing file save and file open for Property Lists using Swift 3.
New release lets you save and re-open activity configurations in simple plist files, and fixes a couple of annoying bugs.
Background activities scheduled by third-party software currently use launchd, and run the risk of affecting the user. Would GCD be a better choice of dispatcher?
Getting GCD to schedule and dispatch a packaged external task, like a backup, is actually straightforward. Here’s how.
An experimental tool to let you schedule background tasks of your own, which are managed by Grand Central Dispatch. First alpha release.
The aim is to be able to run commands at regular intervals using GCD rather than launchd. Here are details of the code and resulting log entries, casting light on how GCD works.
Despite its documentation vanishing, it’s clear that GCD does a lot more than provide an easy way to concurrency for app developers.
Irregular Time Machine backups are one of Sierra’s great mysteries. It now looks as if they might have been fixed in 10.12.4.