Auto-Saving implemented in r16227 (to become 2.1.5) - Feedback wanted

Bill Wohler wohler at
Tue Jul 3 10:10:23 EDT 2007

Beth Leonard <beth at> writes:

> On Sun, Jul 01, 2007 at 02:35:13PM +0200, Christian Stimming wrote:
>> 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.

Hi Christian,

Emacs auto-saves every n seconds or m keystrokes. In addition to
auto-saving every 180 seconds, I'd also suggest auto-saving every 10
new or updated entries or so. That, too, should be configurable.

Emacs and other programs I've seen auto-save into a separate file. I'd
strongly suggest, and it would be greatly appreciated by the user
community, that the hard work be done to make it so. You will end up
surprising a lot of folks (not in a good way) by auto-saving over the
original file.

Thanks for adding this feature, by the way. It is an excellent one.
I've wished I had it in the past ;-).

Bill Wohler <wohler at>  GnuPG ID:610BD9AD

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