[Scribus] Autosave disabled if no change since last save?

Craig Bradney cbradney
Wed Oct 3 23:13:37 CEST 2007

On Wednesday 03 October 2007 23:02:37 Calum Polwart wrote:
> Don't want to open a feature request on bugs.scribus.net till I've asked
> about the possibility of this.
> I have my autosave set quite frequent as i'm using 1.3.4 for production
> work (tut tut!) and it has an annoying habit of falling over a few
> second before i remember to save myself.
> But on a 32 page document it can take 3 minutes to save. (Wonder if the
> squeek coming from my hard drive slows it down!).  Which can be a bit
> frustrating.  However what is even more frustrating is that with a 10min
> auto save on (and only being able to work for 7 of those minutes - I
> often find when I re-open scribus from minimised (I've maybe edited a
> document in OO.o - I know its been sat unchanged for 20 minutes so why
> is it autosaving at the point I open it?
> Could there be a flag someplace which says 'file changed since last
> (auto)save' and if it = yes autosave runs if it = no then autsave isn't
> needed.  I'm not sure how easy that is for the software to then set the
> flag every time the doc is changed...
> Does that make sense.
> gedit (text editor) on Ubuntu does this (somehow) where the save icon is
> disabled if you've not made changes.  As soon as you make changes it is
> enabled == means at a glance I can see if I've edited a file.

Scribus does in fact work like this, however somewhere theres a little gremlin 
that sets the changed indicator too often... which I think we have a bug for. 
You are right, if no changes have been made the save button should remain 


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