Multisession: Update content if it's changed externally

Bug #974590 reported by lszyba1 on 2012-04-05
This bug affects 3 people
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Bug Description

I've been using rednotebook for a week now. Its a great software but today I've got an issue.

Yesterday at work I updated my notes of what I've been doing. I left the rednotebook open without realizing it.
Laster on that night I've logged in from home to my computer at work, did some work and updated a whole lot of information with todo lists, etc. Today I came in, but when I saw the rednotebook open, and when I clicked next previous days, the information I've saved yesterday was not there.

It looks like because this rednotebook was open when it autosaved it overwrote my information that I've saved using another session. I guess the rednotebook on my pc did not check if "content has changed" since the last time it was open.

Debian Linux Stable.
Thank you,

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Przemysław Buczkowski (community): Disapprove on 2014-09-19
Jendrik Seipp: Needs Fixing on 2014-09-16
Jendrik Seipp (jendrikseipp) wrote :

Thanks for reporting this. I'll see how we can tackle this.

Changed in rednotebook:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Jendrik Seipp (jendrikseipp)
summary: - Multi Session Lock not working
+ Multisession: Update content if it's changed externally
Changed in rednotebook:
assignee: Jendrik Seipp (jendrikseipp) → Przemysław Buczkowski (przemub)
assignee: Przemysław Buczkowski (przemub) → nobody
Jendrik Seipp (jendrikseipp) wrote :

I think a good solution would be to warn the user once he wants to save a month file that has changed while he opened it (we would have to save the time of opening the file). Then he should be presented with the differences and be able to decide if he wants to merge the changes or just keep one of the versions. This would also allow to use multiple copies of RedNotebook (which is actually useful, because people often use multiple journals).

I personally would like if rednotebook would appear (brought front) or is brought to the current workspace if I ever re-launch it.

ruko (rupert-kolb) wrote :

The suggested solution (#3) sounds good.
I'm new to rednotebook. This (yet missing) feature would be very helpful for me.

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