[Chimera-users] [chimera-dev] small suggestion regarding savepos

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Jul 23 10:51:55 PDT 2009

Hi Nils,
Are you suggesting that the session should automatically save when it  
is closed?  Currently it does not do that -- the session only saves  
when you specifically indicate it should be saved.  It sounds a little  
dangerous to have the session automatically overwrite itself when  
closed -- often I'll start with a session I want to keep, and then  
apply various changes I do not want to save.

Our current philosophy is that closing a session is just to clear  
everything out in one step so you can start something new.  You can  
close a session regardless of whether you actually started with a  
session file.  I personally would not want closing the session to  
automatically save a file, but perhaps there could be a preference, or  
a dialog to ask, or a preference about whether to show a dialog to ask!

If you specifically save a session, it will restore in the position at  
the time of saving, and include all the saved positions since the last  
"close session" or startup, or that were in the session already when  
you started it.
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Jul 23, 2009, at 10:24 AM, Nils Becker wrote:

> Hi Eric,
> agreed. my concern was more about restoring a session. I think it  
> would
> be good to be able to get back to the same state as immediately before
> closing the session, including the saved positions.
> Nils

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