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Re: Not detecting changed pages?
On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 6:18 AM, Adam Porter <adam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I use Dropbox with Zim. I am, of course, aware that Zim doesn't
> automatically detect new pages or changes in directory structure, but
> I have always thought that Zim would automatically load the newer
> version of a page if it had been saved to disk while Zim was on a
> different page. Just now, though, I loaded a page on my netbook that
> had been modified earlier today on my laptop, and it loaded the old
> version of the page, as if it was still in memory and it didn't check
> the mtime on the disk. I hit Ctrl+R and it showed the new version
> right away.
> Of course, if I had tried to make changes to the page, Zim would have
> popped up an error saying the page had been changed--but why doesn't
> it detect that when I view the page?
Because zim was originally not intended for usage where a notebook is
changed externally while zim was running. This kind of detection is a
feature that is still being tested.
You may be interested in the test code available in this bug: