[Libreoffice-qa] Second Opinion Needed
tenger at iseries-guru.com
Mon Jul 21 22:48:26 PDT 2014
Sorry to be long-winded. I am too tired to write shorter.
On Mon, 2014-07-21 at 21:19 -0700, Joel Madero wrote:
> I have closed this bug twice as NOTABUG but the user does not agree so
> requesting second opinion:
That report is "FILESAVE: Keystrokes/characters typed while
AutoRecovery/Autosave happens aren't registered".
When I first saw that behaviour, it impressed me as a bug. It is
particularly annoying in two circumstances:
(1) Typing without looking at the screen. Yes, some of us still do
that, and for good reasons.
(2) Working in a large document on an overtaxed computer. It is not
that I create large documents; rather it is useful to make notes
while working through some else's document. For example, autosave
can make me wait over a minute just to type "Yup, that works"
somewhere in the 587 pages of Andrew Pitonyak's "OpenOffice.org
<file:///home/terry/lo_hacking/notes/OOME_3_0.odt>. As for the
ODF specification ... it is beyond thinking about.
The suggested workaround of turning off autosave applies, I think, to
everything you do in LibreOffice, not to one document. So, it is more
drastic than one would wish.
Perhaps a compromise disposition would be to accept the report as a
Request For Enhancement. But then we get immediately into the
questions: How responsive should the UI be during an autosave? At
what cost in programming effort? At what cost in machine usage,
remembering that we want a solution for Win too? If LibreOffice
merely saves keystrokes for processing after completion of the
autosave, the result could be more confusing than the existing
I wish I had a clear opinion to offer. I am beginning to remember why
I never got around to filing that RFE <grin />.
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