July 4, 2005

Tinderbox Agent Priorities

One of the interesting additions to Tinderbox 2.5.0 is that agents no have a priority. In particular, you can tell an agent to run only occasionally, or to run only when things absolutely must be up to date (e.g. right before you export your shared notes).

There's always been a tension between having lots of clever agents and having so many agents that updates take too long. Agents are remarkably fast, so it's not a big tension. But it's nice to be able to have some agents that sit back and stay out of your way while others stay right on top of things.

I think we're going to learn a lot about agents, now that we have more control and can use more of them.