Suggestions for a shortcut for Save Incremental Version

Dmitry Kazakov dimula73 at
Fri Jun 17 21:21:28 CEST 2011

Btw, some programs use a reverse way of dealing with revisions. They rotate
the existent files, so the newest version of the file is always


file.kra      # 05.01.11
file~1.kra  # 04.01.11
file~2.kra  # 03.01.11

file.kra      # 06.01.11
file~1.kra  # 05.01.11
file~2.kra  # 04.01.11
file~3.kra  # 03.01.11

That is just an idea. No insisting on it. I'm not sure about the pros and

On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 10:07 PM, JL VT <pentalis at> wrote:

> I recently added a new feature to Krita, reachable at the Save
> Incremental Version entry in the File menu.
> Operation:
> --When clicked, a file called is saved as
> --If the file was already called, it is saved as
>, and so on.
> --If a file with the new name already exists, a letter is added to the
> incremental version, for example, Incrementations
> preserve this letter, for example the next save incremental will save
> it as
> --If the user manually used an incremental version scheme between 2
> and 4 numbers, for example or, it will be
> respected, saving a and file respectively.
> --The command will never ask the user to confirm to save a file (it is
> meant to save time), and by the principle of least surprise, it will
> also never overwrite an already-existing file.
> --If the algorithm reaches its end searching for alternative names
> (exhausts options going all the way up to a "z" letter, as in
>, it will show the user an error asking to save the file
> manually with an adequate name).
> The question I have is:
> What would be a good default shortcut for this feature?,
> since it's a feature meant to save time, it should have a default
> shortcut. But I'm actually completely unfamiliar with the shortcuts we
> use and I think artists have a better idea of what would be good.
> I also CC'd Calligra-devel to inform them of the feature and hopefully
> catch a couple suggestions (also, if there's interest to make Save
> Incremental Version Calligra-wide, it's not hard to relocate).
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Dmitry Kazakov
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