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What does AskBot use djcelery for?

I'm working my way through the code, and I'm still a little unclear on what askbot uses djcelery for. My understanding of celery is that it lets one run asynchronous jobs and djcelery integrates it with django. Does askbot use it to run potentially long tasks (like sending email) asynchronously after a post is updated to avoid UI delays?

arknotts's avatar
asked 2011-04-19 19:38:47 -0500
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That's exactly what askbot uses celery for - to send email asynchronously when the posts are made (instant email alerts). The docs need to be updated on how to configure celery.

Default configuration does not involve asynchronous tasks.

Evgeny's avatar
answered 2011-04-19 21:56:21 -0500
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Thanks! I guess I answered my own question :-)
arknotts's avatar arknotts (2011-04-20 20:01:52 -0500) edit

Does Askbot use djcelery only for sending email?

kate_r's avatar kate_r (2012-11-15 10:50:18 -0500) edit

Also to record page visits, in the future there might be more uses.

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2012-11-15 10:51:35 -0500) edit
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