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Re: desktop-auto-save-timeout

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: desktop-auto-save-timeout
Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2014 09:33:31 +0300

> From: Juri Linkov <address@hidden>
> Cc: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>,  Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden>,  
> address@hidden
> Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2014 02:35:42 +0300
> >> I realized now that the right way to implement the desktop auto-saving
> >> is to activate an idle timer only on changes in the window configuration
> >> by window-configuration-change-hook.
> >>
> >> The desktop file is mostly about remembering a list of buffers and
> >> windows.  There is no point in auto-saving each time point moves.
> >> This is what web browsers do by auto-saving a list of tabs
> >> only when you open/close a tab.
> >
> > Agreed.  We might lose some window-points and some buffers that have not
> > been displayed yet in that case but this is no great harm.
> This is implemented by this patch.  Not sure whether it fixes a regression or 
> not.

Thanks.  Since this is a new functionality in Emacs 24.4, I think we
can allow it on the emacs-24 branch.

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