[vlc-devel] Save, auto-save, no save...

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Fri May 6 22:32:40 CEST 2011

Le vendredi 6 mai 2011 22:59:44 David B. LeGendre, vous avez écrit :
> I know this is a couple of days late but what about autosaving everything
> as suggested with some sort of "last known good configuration" setup to
> keep users from permanently breaking an install?  The only real difficulty
> then would be determining what, exactly, constitutes a "good
> configuration".

Which is an impossible problem.

> One idea for that might be to track X # of changes
> (deltas) that are made via configuration autosave and then provide a
> failsafe (basic configuration) mode that lets you back off the deltas out
> one by one until everything works again?

The configuration can even change the default interface and/or make VLC refuse 
the run. And then, the user can anyway break the configuration is subtle ways 
that (s)he will only hit much later.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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