Thomas Braun wrote:
> the autosave "feature" seems to be a source for frustration and bug
> (User feedback here is, as always, appreciated!)
> Mainly it is critisized that the view->saving interrupts the writing
> Well somehow I can understand the confusion but on the other side,
> what do you expect from an autosave? You expect that it saves and for
> that it has to get a consistent document.
> Current Implementation (without all the error checking stuff):
> 1.) We copy all open files to new files with ".backup" appended
> 2.) When we save all files
> Ways to solve the problems:
> 1.) Rename the feature to Autobackup and just copy the file to
> ".backup" without saving.
> Pro: No interruption
> Con: Also no automatic save of files
> 2.) Copy the files but only save the non-currentview.
> Pro: No interruption
> Con: Counter intuitive and perhaps misleading
> 3.) Get the document as QString and write it ourselves to the HDD as
> Pro: Saving and (perhaps) no interruption
> Con: Difficult because of different encodings, sounds a bit experimental.
> 4.) Rename to Autobackup and add a config option "Save files after
> backup, warning about interruption"
> Pro: Tries to make everyone happy
> Con: one more option
> I'm a bit undecided what is the best, but currently 1.) is my favourite.
Just to remind you. The point of the autosave feature is to prevent loss
of work for those people who tend
to forgot to save their work regularly. Option 1) would in fact be the
backup feature of Kate (which is also
effective when using KatePart if I recall correctly).
For people who think that the autosave feature is interuptive: they can
turn it off ;-)
From: Thomas Braun <braun@ph...> - 2007-04-29 22:10:14
On Sunday 29 April 2007 11:01, JSW wrote:
> Just to remind you. The point of the autosave feature is to prevent loss
> of work for those people who tend
> to forgot to save their work regularly. Option 1) would in fact be the
> backup feature of Kate (which is also
> effective when using KatePart if I recall correctly).
> For people who think that the autosave feature is interuptive: they can
> turn it off ;-)
thats of course also true.
So perhaps a warning message in the config menu should help clearing the
And I just saw that it is by default turned on.
This is just a matter of taste if by default on or off, but it seems most
people don't know where to turn it off.
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