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0010255ScribusGraphics / Image Framespublic2016-05-06 01:13
Reporterslantnote Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Platformx86 Fam 6 Mod 8 SteppingOSM$ Win 2000 SP4OS Version5.00.2195
Product Version1.4.0svn 
Summary0010255: groups involved in temporary "select-copy-paste" maneuver erroneously super-grouped
DescriptionAt times, after temporarily selecting objects which are
themselves groups, for cloning for another instance in "copy-paste,"
the association (NOT "grouping") turns out not to have been temporary
but acts partially as a super-group object. Later on, upon selecting
just one such involved first-level object, others that were
"select-copy-pasted" appear in an unintended GROUP.

It's as if Bug 0010183 were incompletely implemented--not cleaning up
the supposed temporary grouping for re-instancing the selection,
which was never declared a "group" by user. Some groups have been
dissociated, others not.

Attempting recovery by "ungroup" operation on the wrongly grouped objects
is seldom successful. Rather, it destroys the grouped nature of the
several objects involved in the select-copy-paste maneuver.

Big time-waster when it happens. Happens so seldom I cannot characterize
what is special about the instances that get into trouble. Seemed to have
been fixed at 1.4.0_rc4, but popped up again, and persists in rc5.

Looks like incomplete understanding of the object grouping
database, or vague design of its methods. How about a separate
database for "select-copy-paste," absolutely apart from
intentional grouping? Blow away the db completely upon
each multi-object selection, for a clean start and clean

David Zethmayr
Steps To ReproduceGroup several objects.
Form several such groups.
Select them together.
Copy. Paste. Cancel selection.
Go on to other things for awhile.
Select just one of the original groups or a clone of such.
Do this dozens of times.
Note sometimes that the singly selected, supposedly autonomous, object
(a group) is now associated with another in a "group" that was not intended.
Try "ungrouping." Fail to dissociate the one-time selection, but note
that the object itself has been ungrouped.
Additional InformationI could send a file containing an instance, with a rather labored description of
what to look for. I am preparing sheet music, with hundreds of notes per page.
Tags#please_test, discussion


related to 0010183 new PP erroniously represents multiple selected objects as one single object 
child of 0003812 acknowledged Metabug: Grouped objects 



2011-09-10 06:47


taters-maters-bugdemo.sla (1,589,098 bytes)


2011-09-10 07:00

reporter   ~0026845

The 'notes' on the lower half of page 1 are from a select operation on just the first of the three lines on the upper half-page. Note that the ligatures ('ties'; 'slurs') also present on the lower half were not in the selection rectangle, but nevertheless appeared highlighted (see their originals in the second and third lines in upper half-page) along with the intended selection. That is, the lower half of the page was unpopulated with notes before the copy-paste.

All ligatures on the page, regardless of present size, are copy-paste descendents of a single object from a library of furniture (separate file), added after the ligand notes are in place.



2016-05-06 01:13

updater   ~0040807

FirasH, jghali, can you reproduce ?

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2011-09-10 04:15 slantnote New Issue
2011-09-10 06:47 slantnote File Added: taters-maters-bugdemo.sla
2011-09-10 07:00 slantnote Note Added: 0026845
2015-05-21 12:46 Kunda Relationship added child of 0003812
2015-09-17 20:10 Kunda Category Graphics / Image Frames => Graphics/Img Frames
2015-09-17 20:11 Kunda Category Graphics/Img Frames => Graphics / Image Frames
2015-12-02 12:22 Kunda Relationship added related to 0010183
2015-12-02 12:22 Kunda Patch => No
2015-12-02 12:22 Kunda Description Updated
2015-12-02 12:24 Kunda Tag Attached: #please_test
2016-05-05 18:11 Kunda Tag Attached: discussion
2016-05-06 01:13 Kunda Note Added: 0040807