[Ipe-discuss] prefs.auto_export_xml_to_pdf no longer present
dietmar.winkler at hit.no
Wed Jul 27 09:27:30 CEST 2016
Yes that or in my case I would not put the PDFs under version control
but run ipetoipe as part of my LaTeX project Makefile. That way I have
only one file as source but LaTeX is always happy :-)
On 27 July 2016 at 09:24, Otfried Cheong <otfried at ipe.airpost.net> wrote:
> 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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