'AutoSave Plugin???'

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AutoSave Plugin??? - Anastasio Rossi, 29 Dec 04:09AM
     Re: AutoSave Plugin??? - Bob Zawalich, 29 Dec 08:25AM
     Re: AutoSave Plugin??? - Patrick O'Keefe, 29 Dec 05:24PM
         Re: AutoSave Plugin??? - Chris Crawley, 29 Dec 06:33PM
             Re: AutoSave Plugin??? - Anastasio Rossi, 30 Dec 08:51AM
                 Re: AutoSave Plugin??? - Anastasio Rossi, 30 Dec 08:52AM

AutoSave Plugin???
Posted by Anastasio Rossi - 29 Dec 04:09AM
Has anyone written a plugin that can be configured to auto save a work in progress every X minutes?


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Re: AutoSave Plugin???
Posted by Bob Zawalich - 29 Dec 08:25AM
A plugin cannot run in the background; you would have to manually run it at intervals. It would be simpler to just type ctrl/cmnd-s at the same interval.

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Re: AutoSave Plugin???
Posted by Patrick O'Keefe - 29 Dec 05:24PM
A downside of either an automatic save (if it were possible) or the manual technique suggested by Bob is that a new copy of the score would be created in the Backup folder for every save ... whether or not there were any changes. Since there is a set number of backup files - 200 by default, I think - the backup folder could easily fill with many copies of an unchanged score. That sort of eliminates the usefulness of the Backup folder.

A much more useful technique is to manually save when you have something to save. (And yes, I know that many of us forget to do that.)

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Re: AutoSave Plugin???
Posted by Chris Crawley - 29 Dec 06:33PM
My take on this is that manually saving your work is just part of what you do - part of your work-flow, if you will: an extra mouse-click (in my case) every now and then (probably every couple of minutes when I'm working fast).

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Re: AutoSave Plugin???
Posted by Anastasio Rossi - 30 Dec 08:51AM


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Re: AutoSave Plugin???
Posted by Anastasio Rossi - 30 Dec 08:52AM
All very good points, well taken.
Thank you, gentlemen!

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AutoSave Plugin??? - Anastasio Rossi, 29 Dec 04:09AM
     Re: AutoSave Plugin??? - Bob Zawalich, 29 Dec 08:25AM
     Re: AutoSave Plugin??? - Patrick O'Keefe, 29 Dec 05:24PM
         Re: AutoSave Plugin??? - Chris Crawley, 29 Dec 06:33PM
             Re: AutoSave Plugin??? - Anastasio Rossi, 30 Dec 08:51AM
                 Re: AutoSave Plugin??? - Anastasio Rossi, 30 Dec 08:52AM