Add an auto-save feature while building deployment packages
As Gearset is run through a web browser, if the browser happens to freeze while a package is being built, you don't have the opportunity to save it as a Draft Deployment. An auto-save feature would allow someone to pick up where they left off, or when the last auto-save was done, without having to start from scratch.
Eric Kintzer commented
looks like I'm not the only one who has experienced the browser UI crashing and all buttons inoperative after (in my case) the Analysis Phase results screen is displayed. Auto-saving the deployment as a draft when clicking NEXT after making selections on the Compare screen would be great. These auto-saves should have life of < 24 hours
Troy Hoshor commented
A temporary cache of recent comparisons (and their subsequent configuration) for, say, an hour might be enough for me personally. I predominately use the save draft feature as a precaution if I lose my browser session rather than as an actual draft feature.
Shibani Sarkar commented
The Auto-Save feature replacing the Save Draft Deployment feature would depend on how often a package is auto-saved. I think it would make sense to retain a Save button so that once your package is ready to go, you could save it immediately or finalize it. In regards to your question about where you could access auto-saved packages, I like Grant Adamson's recommendation below about having an area to locate In Progress jobs.
I get why this might seem be a good idea.
Would this change act as a replacement for the save draft deployment feature?
If it's completely separate - how would you access an auto-saved entry?
Grant Adamson commented
Love this idea... I think in many cases if this happens during the compare the process is still running, but there is no way to "get back" to it. So it may be less of an auto-save and more of a page that shows all "in progress" jobs or something like that, so even if you navigate away or your browser crashes you can get back to what you were working on.