Thanks for Local History


This morning I managed to run a buggy module of a program I'm
working on; it was supposed to delete the contents of a
temporary directory but (due to a bug) chose to delete the
contents of the root directory instead (including all my source
files).

While I was able to restore most of the sources by a checkout
from CVS, there were still around 50 files I had touched since
the last commit.

I was so relieved when I found how powerful and easy to use the
Local History is in a case like that; I had completely restored
all my files to the exact state before the disaster within less
than 5 minutes.

Thanks so much, JetBrains! My license has already more than
payed off!

Regards,
Jens

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In article <dr2e2k$m1c$1@is.intellij.net>, jens.voss@tu-harburg.de
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This morning I managed to run a buggy module of a program I'm
working on; it was supposed to delete the contents of a
temporary directory but (due to a bug) chose to delete the
contents of the root directory instead (including all my source
files).

While I was able to restore most of the sources by a checkout
from CVS, there were still around 50 files I had touched since
the last commit.

I was so relieved when I found how powerful and easy to use the
Local History is in a case like that; I had completely restored
all my files to the exact state before the disaster within less
than 5 minutes.

Thanks so much, JetBrains! My license has already more than
payed off!

Regards,
Jens

Raise the default from 3 to 21 days. I had a problem(after making my 14
days) and was at day 14 of expiring out. If it was 15 days, I would have
been screwed!

Thanks Jetbrains!!
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David H. McCoy


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The most amazing thing about Local History is that no one else has picked it up. It's the most beautiful thing once you use it for a bit, but everyone else is caught up in this "save/undo" mindset and don't see it. Don't they realize that disk space costs effectively nothing anymore?

I firmly expect that I'll open up the news one day and see Microsoft proclaiming the the next great thing in Word 8.0 will be Local History, with diff and rollback, and the industry will go wild.

--Dave Griffith

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