On Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 10:44 PM, Sven Neumann <s...@gimp.org> wrote:
> Hi,
>> Also I was really surprised that an auto backup isn't in GIMP already. I used
>> to use a really old, backwoods photo editor and it automatically made a 
>> backup
>> file and autosaved it every ten minutes.
> What you really need for your case is not an auto-backup feature, but
> atomic save operations. Instead of writing over the existing file when
> you save, GIMP should write to a temporary file in the target directory.
> And only if it succeeds in writing this file completely should it move
> the temporary file over the existing file. That way you wouldn't have
> lost your file completely.
> Please feel free to open a bug report for this.

Better way would be to do what most text editors do. Create a backup
of the old file (remember those files that end with a tilde '~'?)
before overwriting it with the new save. It should be a trivial fix.

Branko Vukelić


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