OOO not auto-saving by default

Colin Charles byte at
Fri Nov 26 06:55:11 UTC 2004

On Thu, 2004-11-25 at 17:51 -0800, Sean Bruno wrote:
> > It isn't Fedora, its upstream. Think about working on a document, making
> > some massive changes and then finding that autosave ate your old
> > document up to. No chance of undoing easily. Your wife wouldn't be too
> > pleased as well (as the default undo actions aren't all that high
> > either)
> I wonder if this entire time I have been confused by something.  Is
> there a difference between what we are talking about, i.e. auto-save,
> and recovery from a system crash?  Are these different things all
> together?

Auto-save is turned off by default, yes. When turned on however, and
given a time (say every 5 minutes), it overwrites the file thats being
worked on every 5 minutes (as opposed to saving it in a temporary
location, and then only overwriting the file when the user clicks Save)

Recovery from a system crash happens when autosave is turned on, yes.
But what if your system *does not* crash, and AutoSave is turned on, and
you made changes, and it ate your old file up? Wouldn't you be pissed?

Lots of users would be, so OOo 2.0 will fix this. Trawl IssueZilla if
you'd like more information about this
Colin Charles, byte at
"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, 
then you win." -- Mohandas Gandhi

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