Auto-Saving implemented in r16227 (to become 2.1.5) - Feedback wanted
stimming at tuhh.de
Sun Jul 1 08:35:13 EDT 2007
after years and years of being asked to implement an automatic saving of the
data file ("auto-save") http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=451889 (and
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=107365 ) I eventually implemented
this feature last week.
Once you install r16627 or higher (which will become 2.1.5), auto-save will be
activated every 3 minutes by default (counting from the first change of your
data, i.e. when the "*" appears in the title bar). The very first time this
feature is run you will be shown an explanatory dialog that tells you where
you can change the time interval or switch off this feature. That dialog
won't be shown again.
I'd be glad to hear some feedback from users about whether this works fine or
causes problems. In particular, we're not yet sure whether there might be
issues with other time-consuming operations like running a report. Initial
tests indicated those operations would simply continue in parallel, but we're
not sure whether we covered everything. If you encounter any errors, feel
free to add that to the above bugreport.
If some weird problems occur, I'll happily disable that feature again so that
the upcoming 2.2.0 will not ship with this feature but be as stable as
possible. But if we receive mostly positive feedback, this feature will make
it into 2.2.0. Thanks a lot.
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