[Qgis-developer] crashing, autosaving, and 1.0

John C. Tull john.tull at wildnevada.org
Sun Jan 18 22:47:50 EST 2009

Good work Barry! I'll try to test it this week.


On Jan 18, 2009, at 2:39 PM, Barry Rowlingson wrote:

> 2009/1/18 Tim Sutton <tim at linfiniti.com>:
>>> 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.
>> 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...
> I just had a quick go at writing an AutoSave plugin... It hooks into
> the renderComplete signal so that on each redraw it checks whether it
> auto-saved in the past N seconds, and saves if not. Currently it just
> dumps to /tmp/qgs-save.qgs, but configuration will come later now I've
> got the basics.
> What configuration would be appropriate? I reckon stuff like:
> * time interval between saves
> * directory/filename
> * versioning/pruning versions
> * datestamping
> * toggle on/off
> Sorry it's too late to save your work!
> Barry
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