Re: [Gimp-developer] Selection mode - change of behavior between 2.6 and 2.8

On 13 July 2012 22:34, Joao S. O. Bueno <gwidion mpc com br> wrote:
> Hi,
> I got a complaint from a hard core artist today about a behavior that
> changed between gimp2 .6 and 2.8
> I was not aware of.  (And no, it does not absolutely have to do with
> the file export options)
> It has to do with the selection mode:
> Once selected in the tool options, the "add to selection", "subtract
> from selection" and "intersect with selection"
> options where permanent until changed again - in GIMP 2.6.
> In GIMP 2.8, the setting is reset with the selection. I.E. if the
> selction is cleared,
> the setting goes back to the default of "Replace selection".
> This artist is complaining this breaks his workflow in a hard way.
> (I mean: he relies on the setting remaining at "add to selection"
> after clearing the selection)
> Was this behavior change on purpose, or is this a bug on 2.8?
> If on purpose, is there a rationale?
> As a work-around for 2.10 we could create actions to set the mode with a
> shortcut (so one could press ctrl+shift+a to clear the selection
> followed by a configured shortcut
> to turn the "add to selection" mode.)

While trying to get my friend a work around to this behavior I
perceived the following:
If one calls (gimp-selection-clear ) from either the script-fu or
Python-fu consoles,
the selection is cleared,  but the selection edition mode is
unchanged. (i.e., it remains
in "add to selection" )

However, if I create a one line script-fu with just this call, the
selection edition mode
is reset to "replace" when the script is run.

>From this is I infer the behavior has to do with gimp-context settings
around the call
of a script rather than something done on purpose - and is therefore a
bug, that should be fixed
in 2.8. line. Is this correct?


> Regards,
>    js
>   -><-

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