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0010883ScribusStory Editor / Text Framespublic2016-12-19 09:41
ReporterGarryP Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
PlatformMacOSOS XOS Version10.6.8
Product Version1.5.0svn 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0010883: Text frame with pattern as stroke type not always redrawn correctly.
DescriptionOnce a pattern has been selected for the stroke type of a text frame, selecting a different pattern doesn't always clear the previously selected pattern from the screen (until the frame is scrolled off, and then back onto, the visible area of the window).
It seems that if the newly selected pattern is smaller - in visible size - than the previous one the screen area redrawn is limited only to the rectangle containing the new smaller pattern.
Steps To ReproduceOpen Scribus 1.5.0svn.
Create a new document (any kind).
Create a small circle (or any other shape).
Send it to "Patterns".
Create a bigger square (or any other shape).
Send it also to "Patterns".
Create a text frame.
Open the "Line" tab in the "Properties" window.
Select the "Stroke" tab-let(?).
Select "Pattern" as the Stroke Mode.
Select the larger shape.
Check the "Pattern follows Path" box (** without doing this you can hardly see any of the pattern, in the tests I've done anyway).
The pattern is drawn around the frame as expected.
Select the smaller shape.
Only the rectangle surrounding the frame+small-shape-outline is redrawn, leaving some of the screen around the frame invalid.
Scrolling the text frame off the visible area of the window and back on again will get rid of the remaining "junk".
Additional InformationThere are also two, possibly related, issues:
1. While you're selecting which pattern to use, and you change the pattern properties (via the "Properties..." button), if the outcome of changing the properties means the shape is now smaller (e.g. changing the size to 50%) the same effect as above is seen.
2. When scrolling a document containing a frame with a pattern as the stroke type, if you scroll the document so that just some of the pattern (outside the frame) is out of the visible screen area, and back on again, the part of the pattern that isn't inside the frame rectangle isn't redrawn (the pattern is "cut off).
(I can put these two issues in separate reports if necessary, I just thought they were connected.)



2012-07-15 13:19

developer   ~0028476

P.S. I'm running: Scribus Version 1.5.0.svn / 12 June 2012 / Build ID: C-C-T-F-PC1.9.99-Mac/Aqua-64bit / Using Ghostscript version 8.71


2015-02-02 10:13

developer   ~0034429

Issue has been replicated in Scribus Version 1.5.0.svn, 09 September 2014, Build ID: C-C-T-F-C1.14.0-Mac/-64bit,Using Ghostscript version 9.15.
(Also, "Stroke" mini-tab has moved to the "Colours" tab. Not a problem, it just took me a while to find it.)


2016-12-17 21:32

manager   ~0043094

@GarryP can you still reproduce this in 1.5.3svn ?


2016-12-18 12:26

developer   ~0043096

Sorry @Kunda but I haven't had a 1.5.x installation for some time now so I can't help with this.

I'm sure someone on the forum could quickly check this though.

Actually, I think a "Help Us Check A Bug Fix" sub-forum might be a good idea. Posting one or two bug fixes to check each week might help to create a little "checking crew" across multiple OSes and set-ups. Just a thought.


2016-12-18 20:48

manager   ~0043099

@ale can we have a 'Help Us Check a Bug Fix subforum?


2016-12-19 07:34

manager   ~0043100

@kunda && @garryp , you can try, of course! but from the past experience i'm not sure it will produce much action...


2016-12-19 09:41

developer   ~0043101

@Kunda & @ale Maybe instead of "good idea" I should have said that it would be a "nice idea to have if it looked like anyone would join in".

There's a chance that it could start to lure people in to do some testing if all they need to do is run a quick series of instructions and report what they get. On the other hand, there's probably more of a chance that nothing will happen, and then new people joining will see nothing happening and assume that no help is needed/wanted. Difficult to get people involved if they have no incentive.

I've had a quick look at the SMF website and there doesn't seem to be anything for leaderboards/awards like you can get on some sites (see for a random example). Having something like that can sometimes make people get involved more - just sometimes, it depends on the people in the community. Some sites have a more active/"aggressive" readership which creates an environment where people want to do more just to "score one over" someone else. Possibly not the right environment for Scribus users.

Anyway, it was just an idea. Probably not something that anyone should waste time on. Thought I'd mention it only as a possibility.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2012-07-14 13:39 GarryP New Issue
2012-07-15 13:19 GarryP Note Added: 0028476
2015-02-02 10:13 GarryP Note Added: 0034429
2015-09-17 20:08 Kunda Category Story Editor / Text Frames => Story Ed/Txt Frames
2015-09-17 20:12 Kunda Category Story Ed/Txt Frames => Story Editor / Text Frames
2016-12-17 21:32 Kunda Note Added: 0043094
2016-12-17 21:32 Kunda Tag Attached: #pending
2016-12-18 12:26 GarryP Note Added: 0043096
2016-12-18 20:48 Kunda Note Added: 0043099
2016-12-19 07:34 ale Note Added: 0043100
2016-12-19 09:41 GarryP Note Added: 0043101