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

keith keith at
Tue Jul 3 22:14:15 EDT 2007

A little problem I have with this idea is that it takes several minutes 
to save my file. With > 16K transactions, there is just too much data to 
grind out. I need to get my data into a database, I think. Of course I'm 
just using a 1.8 GHz P6. It would help if I had a modern computer.

Bill Wohler wrote:
> 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 ;-).

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