I know the TASK API allows you to run individual scheduled tasks from the command line and that is great but does anyone see a benefit in running a single scheduled task from the Moodle interface.
This question stems from two situations :
1) Moodle administrators do not have access to the web server
2) <moodle>/admin/cron.php web page timing out !
When a site is particularly busy and you need to run that ONE task and cant wait it would be really hand to think about building a plugin that would do that for you from the admin interface.
The reason I pose this question here is because I am sure during building the new Task API moodle developers must have thought about this and probably thought ' naahhh!' . just wanted to understand if there was a reason behind this ?