[duxhelp] Re: Beta 8

  • From: "Peter Sullivan" <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 May 2006 12:10:15 -0400

George and Jack,

Mike appears to have just fixed the functioning of Autosave in Windows 98.
So the next beta shouldn't have that same problem.

The implementation in Windows 98 may -- perhaps once in every hundred years
-- work such that the autosave information is written but not found when
next running DBT after a power out.  To recover from this, you'd have to go
to the autosave directory and rename a file named autosave.new to
autosave.txt.  But if DBT has been running for more than a few minutes, it'd
likely be too late.

This situation really should be *very* rare.  And I doubt we'll ever try to
remedy it; Windows 98 has its limitations.

- Peter

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of George Bell
Sent: Saturday, May 20, 2006 6:46 AM
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Beta 8

Hi Jack,
Just imagine.  You've been working furiously on a document, or documents,
all morning.  You have been so busy, you have forgotten the golden Ctrl + s
rule to save your work.  Suddenly the mains power goes.  Your thunderous
issue of expletives blister the paint on the walls.
But thankfully Autosave was turned on by default, so when the power comes
back on again, and you run DBT, you are told that there are one or more
autosaved files.  You ask DBT to open them, and hey presto, there is your
work, and moreover, it is at the stage it was no more than five minutes
before the power went off.
See Global: Autosave Options for the settings, which are fairly self
However at this time, it doesn't work with Windows 98 or Windows ME, but the
Beta log does say this will be fixed before release.


From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Jack Maartman
Sent: 19 May 2006 19:06
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Beta 8

Back on board finally. Haven't installed this. What's autosave, anyway.
Aplauding duxbury in advance.

        ----- Original Message ----- 
        From: George Bell <mailto:george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>  
        To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
        Sent: Friday, May 19, 2006 6:17 AM
        Subject: [duxhelp] Beta 8

        Come on guys!  Where's the round of applause for Duxbury for
including an Autosave?
        I'm sure they'll be happy to pull it, if none of you want it!

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