[IPython-User] PLEASE make autosave standard

Carl Smith carl.input@gmail....
Wed Nov 7 08:20:32 CST 2012


Understood.

By the way Matthias, thanks for all your hard work on the Notebook. It's
appreciated.
On Nov 7, 2012 2:11 PM, "Matthias BUSSONNIER" <bussonniermatthias@gmail.com>
wrote:

>
> Le 7 nov. 2012 à 14:56, Carl Smith a écrit :
>
> Should probably mention that the missing undo-cell-deletion feature will
> likely overlap autosave once it goes in.
>
> This one have an opened-pr.
> It is different as auto backup needs reload and snapshot every now and then
>
> Undo cell deletion is immediate if you 'just deleted a cell'.
> --
> Matthias
>
> On Nov 7, 2012 1:20 PM, "Thomas Kluyver" <takowl@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On 7 November 2012 12:43, Tom <tmbdev@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> (I think lack of autosave should be prio-blocker.)
>>
>>
>> In general, I don't think we'd block on a new feature. The standard for
>> setting a blocker is 'would we wait for this if everything else is ready
>> for a release?' 0.14 will improve on 0.13 even if it's released without
>> autosave, so it wouldn't make sense to hold it up for that.
>>
>> Could you flesh out a detailed description of how an autosave might work,
>> perhaps as an IPEP (
>> https://github.com/ipython/ipython/wiki/IPython-Enhancement-Proposals-%28IPEPs%29). It should describe, for instance:
>> - What gets saved
>> - Will it be always on, configurable, or 'smart'?
>> - Where does it get saved? I don't like extra files cluttering up my
>> working directory.
>> - What happens if I have the same notebook open in two tabs? Or two
>> computers talking to the same server?
>> - Notebooks needn't be stored as files, they could be blobs in a database
>> - how will this be abstracted away from the frontend?
>> - Will autosave files be automatically removed, and if so, when?
>> - How is a crash detected, and what UI presents the autosaves to the user?
>>
>> Looking at this differently, I wonder if we could use the localStorage
>> Javascript APIs to do autosaves client-side? I suspect that idea has its
>> share of difficulties, but perhaps it's worth exploring.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Thomas
>>
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