GUI version GNU Emacs 220.127.116.11 (x86_64-w64-mingw32) of 2015-07-25 on KAEL Compiled from Harroogan Emacs. Windows 7 x64 bit.
The package saveplace remembers where your cursor/point was when you leaves the file.
When you visit the same file again, the point goes to the last place where it was when you previously visited the same file.
After upgrading to Emacs 25.0.50, I couldn't get it working.
The empty dot-emacs configuration:
;; Emacs.el (require 'package) (package-initialize) (require 'saveplace) (setq-default save-place t)
Then I start the Emacs.
I open a file, edit somewhere, save it while the point is still on that place. Then I close Emacs.
And start Emacs again. Open same file again, but the cursor is on row 1.
With minimal configuration, I couldn't it get working. This happened after upgrading from Emacs 24.5 to Emacs 25.0.5
So my first assumption is saveplace seems to be broken on Emacs 25.