foreground task, background task

Discussion in 'Computers/IT/Informática' started by EddieZumac, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. EddieZumac

    EddieZumac Senior Member

    Mexico City
    English/Spanish
    When referring to jobs or tasks on a computer, most people today say that the "foreground" is the task that is operating in realtime. Consequently, they say that the "background" task is generally running an application.

    When I worked on IBM mainframes back in the 1960's, the terminology at IBM was just the opposite.
    The foreground task was running the application, while the background task handled the realtime functions.

    Any opinions on this terms?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. wxwhnac Junior Member

    Spanish
    Hello.

    I would say that a "background task" refers to a task that is not interacting with the user. I have never used the term "Foreground task", but it should refer to the task the user is interacting with.
     
  3. EddieZumac

    EddieZumac Senior Member

    Mexico City
    English/Spanish
    Most people today would agree with you. That's what it means today.
    Thanks for your reply.
     
  4. sosms Junior Member

    es-ES
    Hola,
    Veo esta pregunta en el foro Spanish-English / Español-Inglés.

    ¿Buscas algún tipo de traducción? De ser así, [foreground|background] task -> tarea en [primer|segundo] plano

    Un saludo,
     
  5. EddieZumac

    EddieZumac Senior Member

    Mexico City
    English/Spanish
    Sí está en el foro Spanish-English / Español-Inglés, pero en el sub-foro Specialized Terminology.
    Buscaba opiniones sobre estos términos en inglés, y no una traducción.
    Pero, gracias por tu aportación.
     

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