[scribus] save 1.3.9: bug or feature?

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 17 14:01:34 CET 2011

On 03/17/2011 08:22 AM, Ian "Witty" Whitfield wrote:
> On 17/03/2011 13:00, scribus-request at lists.scribus.net wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm running Scribus 1.3.9 on Windows Vista. When I'm working on any
>> document, if I save my changes and then close the document, the dialog
>> box
>> pops up asking if I want to save changes before I close. This happens
>> regardless of whether the file has been modified since the last save. It
>> isn't really a problem, but I just thought it was interesting and
>> wondered
>> if anyone else had encountered the same thing, and if it was a bug or a
>> feature?
>> Thanks,
>> Christen
> I'm running 1.4 on Kubuntu 10.04 and it does the same!! I also think the
> 'Save' button should gray out after use!

This is something which is going to be seen across all platforms. I 
would characterize it therefore as an annoying feature, and as Craig 
said, while it's not intended, it currently is somewhere down the 
priority list for a fix.

There's a bit of the opposite problem with scripts, where even though 
you may put objects in the document, Scribus may not recognize that the 
document has been changed, so you need to add a docChanged(1) command to 
avoid accidentally losing script-generated edits, but even so, I'm 
finding that this doesn't always work.


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