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Re: Re: A new graphic user interface

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  • Subject: [mg111783] Re: [mg111747] Re: A new graphic user interface
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2010 06:55:24 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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A good in-program back-up solution allows, at the user's choice:

(1) timed auto-save, with a user-specifiable interval; and

(2) on-demand back-up.

On 8/12/2010 5:28 AM, David Bailey wrote:
> On 11/08/10 09:49, Murray Eisenberg wrote:
>> The main issues, from my point of view are simply to ensure:
>> (1) if Mathematica crashes, you only lose the past so-many minutes work; and
>> (2) you can readily retrieve earlier versions of a notebook;
>> (3) and take care of all this directly from within Mathematica.
> I don't want something that saves at regular intervals, because
> inevitably it will save part way through a long set of changes, and
> produce something inconsistent. Maybe some option to take a copy the
> file each time it is saved, to a stack of back versions.
> Also, when Mathematica starts to get into a mess - as inevitably it does
> now and again - I don't really want it writing backup files, etc.
> I am not sure there is a good fully automatic solution to the problem.
> David Bailey

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