1nickt has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hello all,

At $work we have need of a job scheduler, and I am wondering whether Minion is the appropriate tool. We've never used it because we had our own job queue built before it arrived. From reading the doc it appears that Minion is intended to be used as a job queue rather than a job scheduler where jobs might be scheduled many days in the future ... but on the other hand there's nothing to indicate that there is a limit on the delay that can be set.

Anyone using it for this type of task? Or is there a better alternative?

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