On 09/23/2009 11:48 AM, Johannes Knaus wrote:
The fix for this was committed to trunk and branch a few days ago, so
autosave can be disabled in current 1.6.5svn. The problem was that a
confusion between saving automatic backups and saving a backup for the
original document had crept into the dialog somehow. So "disabling
autosave" was actually disabling backups on saving.
Am 23.09.2009 um 16:57 schrieb James C. Sutherland:
On Sep 23, 2009, at 8:50 AM, Stefano Baroni wrote:
LyX -> Preferences -> Look & Feel -> User Interface -> "Backup
Documents every XXX Minutes"
If so, would you please remind us how to disable autosave?
As said, you can't really disable autosave. No matter which number you
type here, LyX does automatic saving.
I don't know if this is only a Mac specific issue or happens on all
platforms. If so, what is the use of this preference?
What do others say?
Two suggestions to people on Snow Leopard, then. First, have people
tried just setting the autosave time to 300? That's five hours between
attempts and so "crashes". Not perfect, but better.
Second, if you want the real fix, download and compile current branch from:
I posted a longish message about how to do this a couple weeks back, and
there's info on the wiki tool.
Third, perhaps it's worth a plea for some kind of emergency release on
Mac OSX, as there was an emergency release (126.96.36.199) on Windows. I'll
float that idea on devel.