Re: On the spatial nautilus and the file selector

On Wed, 2004-08-25 at 17:02, Markus Bertheau wrote:
> В Срд, 25.08.2004, в 01:02, Reinout van Schouwen пишет:
> > On Wed, 25 Aug 2004, Markus Bertheau wrote:
> > > In my understanding the apps should save the files automatically, on
> > > the desktop (or in another visible place). The user can then put 
> > > the file where he wants it and open it from there. There should be
> > > no "save"toolbar button / menu entry in most applications.
> > >
> > > It'd be soooooooo great if that would be implemented. It's quite a step
> > > to take for the traditional computer user, though.
> > 
> > Agreed, I would prefer that over saving as well. But you still have to 
> > solve the practical problems, like you can't save every keystroke when 
> > the file is on a floppy because it's too slow,
> You of course save in the background and you don't have to save every
> keystroke because the rule is that the application does not crash. You
> can save say at every paragraph, when the application goes out of focus
> and when you close the application.
> > you need unlimited 
> > undo or some kind of version control facility, etc.
> Unlimited undo, right.

Interesting conversation. Just for the record in case you don't know..

AbiWord saves automatically every n minutes under user control.
AbiWord saves it's documents on the rare occasions it crashes. (We catch
segfaults and save the document.)
AbiWord has unlimited undo/redo

For version 2.2 we will integrate version control into the document file
structure so users can roll backwards and forwards between editing
sessions and different authors.

We also have other cool collaborative features we will debut with
version 2.2



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