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Re: Still getting "file has changed on disk"


Thank you for your patient explanations and tireless work. :)
On Feb 22, 2013 1:46 AM, "Jaap Karssenberg" <jaap.karssenberg@xxxxxxxxx>

> On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 5:54 AM, Adam Porter <adam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Jaap,
> >
> > I thought this bug was fixed a long time ago, but maybe I
> > misunderstood the fix.  I'm using 0.59 and syncing with Dropbox
> > between a few computers.  The problem is this:
> >
> > 1.  Zim is already running on both systems.
> > 2.  I change a page on one system.
> > 3.  I wait for it to sync to the other system.
> > 4.  I open the Zim window and open the page I just modified on the other
> system.
> > 5.  It seems that if I had already had that page opened in Zim
> > earlier, it loads it directly from RAM without checking the copy on
> > disk.
> > 6.  I start editing the page.
> > 7.  Zim tries to save the changes, and then discovers that the copy on
> > disk was changed by Dropbox, so it pops up the dialog.
> >
> > Shouldn't Zim check the file on disk when I change to that page, and
> > read the file from disk if it's changed?  Why isn't it noticing the
> > change until it tries to save new edits?
> This is an open issue, it is part of this bug report:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/zim/+bug/792058
> Zim does load a page from disk when you open it in most cases.
> However, sometimes there is indeed a cached version that shows up, if
> the page object is still used by some other component. To fix this in
> a robust way I need to finish refactoring the code base. (Finished
> refactoring the parsers, now in the middle of rewriting the editor
> widget, page objects are next..)
> A work around is to press <Ctrl>R whenever you suspect a page may have
> changed and it will reload from disk.
> Regards,
> Jaap

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