[Qgis-developer] crashing, autosaving, and 1.0
tim at linfiniti.com
Sun Jan 18 12:39:25 EST 2009
On Sat, 2009-01-17 at 22:56 -0700, icosa atropa wrote:
> Has autosave functionality been considered in Qgis?
> I've used qgis off and on for years now, and I've trained myself to
> save early and often to guard against the inevitable qgis crash (more
> than any other program i use regularly for work in my standard ubuntu
> Today, trying out qgis-1.0.0~hardy1, I forgot to save early and often.
> After playing with qgis for 2 hours, when i right-click in the
> attribute table of a gpx layer, SHAZAM, my work disappeared in a
> segfault. I like qgis, and i learned a lot in those 2 hours, so this
> doesn't really bother me, but...
> As qgis hits 1.0, we would hope that the user-base would increase,
> which tends to lower the mean user-base expertise and patience.
> Autosave (and even versioning?) seems like a good (and simple??) way
> to avoid a lot of "bad press" from new users, especially since the
> qgis files are so small.
> It only takes a few hours of lost work to create a strong emotional
> aversion to a tool...
Firstly I'm sorry you lost your work, its always an unpleasant
experience regardless of which software app you are using.
Version 1.0 breaks new ground in that for the first time we have a
stable branch. No new features will be added to 1.0 and all we will be
doing is releasing bug fixes as 1.0.x releases. Much work has already
gone into improving QGIS' stability for the 1.0 release, but nontheless
we are still in the beginning of the stabilisation process. Over time
these problems should be resolved...
As always file bugs and provide stack traces as if we dont have the info
about bugs we cant fix them.
Tim Sutton - QGIS Project Steering Committee Member (Release Manager)
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