Artisan queue still in use?

Do we still need the artisan queue by installing superivsor?
I see no warning in the on the webpage anymore


Not sure I follow your question, if the queue is enabled then you would need to run something (supervisor or a cron) to process the jobs.

In the old versions, there was a performance warning when there was no supervisor installed that did run an artisan queue.

That is why I did this in my old install:

sudo apt-get install supervisor  
cd /etc/supervisor/conf.d  
cd /etc/supervisor/conf.d  
sudo nano invoiceninja-worker.conf

command=php /usr/share/nginx/invoiceninja/artisan queue:work --sleep=3 --tries=3 --max-time=3600

cd /var/log
sudo touch invoiceninja-worker.log
sudo chown www-data:www-data invoiceninja-worker.log
sudo supervisorctl reread
sudo supervisorctl update
sudo supervisorctl start invoiceninja-worker:*
sudo supervisorctl status
sudo nano /usr/share/nginx/invoiceninja/.env


cd /usr/share/nginx/invoiceninja/
sudo -u www-data php artisan optimize
sudo -u www-data php artisan queue:restart

That warning is now gone when I did a fresh install. That is why I wonder if this is still in use or not.

I believe the warning just checks the queue setting in the .env file.

Sorry, I am not sure if I can follow, maybe I am misunderstanding how this works.

Here is how I understood it in the past:

You used to have two options.

1: Use crontab. Then you used to get a performance warning in the system check.
2. Use supervisor

Since v5, when I do a fresh install without supervisor and go with 1, this warning is no longer there. I wonder why.

For #1 it would depend on how the cron is configured.

If you only use schedule:run you’ll see the warning, if you include queue:work it should resolve the warning since the jobs are being processed.


If I follow the instructions of your manual Free Source Available Invoicing, Expenses & Time-Tracking | Invoice Ninja, I think I would only use schedule:run with crontab.

But I think I got a point of confusion. In my opinion, there is a header missing.

In the supervisor section, there is

That’s it! You should now have a functioning Supervisor setup for Invoice Ninja.

and then it continuous with:
If you are on shared hosting, it is possible to get the queues working by

I thought that even for shared hosting, supervisor is a requirement for that part, but it is more of an alternative for shared hosting env that don’t allow installing supervisor.

I made a pull for what I think makes it more clear (if I really understood it right)

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