RE: Doc Auto Save / Fast Save / Threads [Was: Instability]

Randal (
Mon, 15 Nov 1999 15:09:44 -0800

>On first save, the document is saved as normal.
>Then, every 5 min, or so, all the changes to the document would be appended
>some sort of <abichanges>...</abichanges> section which would provide a
>of diff approach, but not line by line but actual changes. If we have the
>redo (reapplication of an undo) functionality implemented in abiword, we
>should be able to load the orig document followed by all the abichanges,
>use the redo functionality to rechange/reapply everything. That is atleast
>what Word does, from what I could gather.

Much like the version save in Word. Allows you to save each interation of
the document and allow to revert to previous versions. Very cool for

Randy Powell
"Reality is just a convenient level of complexity"

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