Bug 95229 - Add autosave and backup to work with "remote files"
Summary: Add autosave and backup to work with "remote files"
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsDevEval
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Blocks: AutoSave-AutoRecovery-Backup
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Reported: 2015-10-21 14:57 UTC by Bastián Díaz
Modified: 2019-10-02 12:01 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Bastián Díaz 2015-10-21 14:57:31 UTC
Working with remote files in LibreOffice is a main feature which supports collaborative work for users and institutions.

However there is no default features or options that protect against failures in LO or the internet connection, which can cause data loss.

The proposal that I suggest is this:

Autosave: LibreOffice should have own options for remote file storage. Autosave time should be around 5 minutes or take an autosave algorithm during idle times (similar to how it works in the cloud).

Backup: In case of loss of connection, I could save the file locally and then ask the user if they want to update their work in the cloud.

Comment 1 Heiko Tietze 2016-05-09 11:51:30 UTC
Non-local files might be accessed by more than one user. Auto-save makes sense only when you update all parties (like etherpad or gdocs), otherwise it will end in a big mess. 

Of course it's the same issue in case of manual saving. But you can easily check if changes were made (just like mid-air collisions in the bugtracker) and ask for confirmation.
Comment 2 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2016-08-25 05:55:13 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2017-08-28 12:05:00 UTC
Decision is up to the devs if such a feature can be implemented reasonably. Removing needsUX.
Comment 4 Jim Neutron 2019-10-02 12:01:36 UTC Comment hidden (spam)