Autosave does not work anymore.

• Aug 29, 2010 - 14:04
S5 - Suggestion
by design

Autosave does not work anymore in version Mac OS 10.4.11 on Power PC iBook G4.

Thank you.


You are coming from which version? What do you mean by "does not work"? Can you give steps to reproduce?

How autosave should work in :

  1. Verify that autosave is on in Edit->Preferences
  2. Create a score, add several notes and save
  3. Add more notes
  4. Wait 2 minutes
  5. Check ~/Library/Application Support/MusE/MuseScore/
  6. A new mscz file should be added and saved every 2 minutes there

If MuseScore crashes, then you are asked if you want to restore the session and the file from this directory are open directly.
So if you expect Autosave to override your file where you saved it, indeed autosave does not work, but it's by design.

This is what I have done:

1. Verify that autosave is on in Edit->Preferences - OK
2. Create a score, add several notes and save - OK
3. Add more notes - OK
4. Wait 2 minutes - Although preferences were set to 2 minutes I waited more than 5 minutes: the file was not saved. The asterisk was still next to the filename.
5. Check ~/Library/Application Support/MusE/MuseScore/ - this folder was empty

Thank you.

4. The asterisk will not disappear. The file is not saved in place of your current file (to prevent corruption, and because a program should not override an human behavior). Autosave should save in ~/Library/Application Support/MusE/MuseScore/ only. In ~/Library/Application Support/MusE/MuseScore, on MuseScore startup, a file named session is created. So it should not be empty. Beware that the actual path I'm refering too is /Users/lasconic/Library/Application Support/MusE/MuseScore on my own mac.

5. I did it again on Mac (10.5 intel) this time and it does work for me. If I can't reproduce, it can't be fix. Do you have any clue why it does not work ?

Status (old) active by design

Versions 0.9.5 and older saved over the current file. The dangers of this are outlined in the original bug report:

In version 0.9.6 and later auto save works in the background and only presents the auto-saved version if the program crashes to quits improperly ("force quit" in Mac OS lingo).