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

This is a bug that's fixed in git master.

And *cough* Joao, from a hard core GIMP veteran I would have
expected to figure this ;)


On Fri, 2012-07-13 at 22:34 -0300, Joao S. O. Bueno 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.)
> Regards,
>    js
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