[Ipe-discuss] prefs.auto_export_xml_to_pdf no longer present
otfried at ipe.airpost.net
Wed Jul 27 09:24:19 CEST 2016
Yes, that makes a lot of sense.
You could set up a git rule, though, that automatically runs ipetoipe
-pdf whenever the .ipe file is changed, right?
On Wed, Jul 27, 2016, at 09:17, Dietmar Winkler wrote:
> I see. Well for me it makes sense to still have my files as in xml
> format since I'm putting all my files under (git) version control.
> Having them as xml as source means I can look at proper diffs. This is
> not possible for the PDFs as git will simply regard them as binary
> blobs and not show any diffs.
> So for me it would still make sens to have the auto-export feature.
> That way I have some easy to trace record of my changes.
> But then again that's just me and I don't know how much effort it is
> to reimplement that feature again.
> On 27 July 2016 at 09:04, Otfried Cheong <otfried at ipe.airpost.net> wrote:
> > Auto-exporting was removed in 7.1.10, together with saving in EPS
> > format, because nobody seemed to be using it.
> > The reason people had been using that in the past is to make sure they
> > had a readable copy of a document when Ipe somehow failed to reopen the
> > PDF file. However, since ipeextract can now convert a PDF document
> > back to an XML document even if Ipe itself cannot parse the file, this
> > isn't that important anymore (in fact I know of no case where a document
> > got lost for this reason in the last several years). The OSX Pdf
> > Viewer likes to murder PDF files, but it seems to always keep old
> > versions available, and by reverting to the earliest version you can
> > open in Ipe again.
> > But if there is real demand for it, I can easily revive this feature
> > (auto-exporting to PDF whenever the XML document is being saved).
> > Cheers,
> > Otfried
> > On Wed, Jul 27, 2016, at 08:26, Dietmar Winkler wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> I've now tried to set up Ipe to autosave to PDF. In the old days that
> >> was done via menue. By searching the mailing list for "auto export
> >> pdf" the only mention I could find  is that this is now done via
> >> the "prefs.auto_export_xml_to_pdf" setting in prefs.lua
> >> But looking at the prefs.lua that comes with 7.2.5 there does not seem
> >> to be that setting. Has it been renamed or is this feature now
> >> implemented in a totally different way?
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