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Timer guidelines

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Add in 'Cron Files' section:

Cron files and systemd timer units
  • All packages with timed execution which already depend on systemd (for example because they contain service units) MUST use timer units instead of cron jobs, with no dependency on a cron daemon.
  • Packages which do not already depend on systemd MUST NOT use timer units and instead use cron as specified here, to avoid introducing unnecessary new dependencies on systemd directly.

This would go on the cron-specific page as well.

Additions/rework of systemd guildelines: