[scribus] [1.4.0] autosave file exists

john Culleton John at wexfordpress.com
Mon Jan 30 03:07:16 UTC 2012

On Sun, 29 Jan 2012 11:11:31 +0100
JLuc <jluc at no-log.org> wrote:
> Well, in cas of a user problem (not a scribus one), it enables to get
> a previous correct version. But ONE version only is a not enough. :-)
> It'd be better to benefit of 5 or 10 or 100 previous versions.
> (number should be part of the settings).
> That's http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=6253
> And the .autosave should not be in the same folder,
> but in a dedicated autosave folder (specified in the settings).
> Thats http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=10220
> JLuc
Decades ago Univac had an editor that preserved the original file
and then successive deltas that modified the file. That way you
could back up to any previous edition up to about 5 deltas.

In today's world of plentiful disk space perhaps this delta method
is not optimal. But certainly the ability to go back several
sessions would be handy. The Vim/Gvim editor saves just one
edition back, similar but perhaps not identical to the current
Scribus save method. 

As noted this would protect not against system error but enable author
second thoughts. 

John Culleton
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