Re: [Gimp-developer] Selection lost while working on multiple images (GTK #694060)

On Tue, 2013-02-19 at 14:22 -0300, gespertino gmail com wrote:
2013/2/19 Richard Gitschlag <strata_ranger hotmail com>

 So the question that remains is - if you switch between images and do
another select with the same tool, why does GIMP need to Undo the first one
at all?  It's got to be a bug.

No doubt it is a bug.

According to the documentation:
"When an image is stored as an XCF file, the file encodes nearly everything
there is to know about the image: the pixel data for each of the layers,
the current selection, additional channels if there are any, paths if there
are any, and guides. The most important thing that is *not* saved in an XCF
file is the undo history."

The XCF format stores selections, so I think it's pretty clear that every
file should have its own selections and switching between open images
shouldn't destroy them.

This is all totally unrelated to the actual bug here, so was the entire

The bug is that rect and ellipse select are modifying the selection
on the fly, and abuse the undo system to do their stuff.

Aborting the current tool operation when switching images is however
completely normal and is not going to change, sorry.


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