XForms: Am I hallucinating? Very strange fdesign bug.

Steve Lamont (spl@szechuan.ucsd.edu)
Tue, 29 Jul 97 08:17:17 PDT

To subscribers of the xforms list from spl@szechuan.ucsd.edu (Steve Lamont) :

This is downright bizarre.

Try this:

Start up fdesign.

Create a form.

Select "Tabbed Folder" and then create one on the form.

Delete it using "Cut."

Now create some new object, say a "Button."

Now delete it using "Cut."

The previously deleted "Tabbed Folder" object rematerializes
on the *Control* window and cannot be removed. Saving and
quitting, then starting up again removes the object.

This happens with fdesign 0.87 on both SunOS 4.1.4 and IRIX 5.3 to an
X11R5 server running on a Sun 4/37.

Strangest damned bug I've ever seen.

TC... you're messing with my mind.

While I'm at it, a comment about an apparent change in fdesign: It now
seems to remember the align setting from session to session. This is
a Good Thing.

However, the Align value now is the same for both mouse drags and for
keyboard (arrow key) positioning tweaks, which I'm not so sure about.
I come to depend upon these two being independent. I like to set up
the Align value with some coarse grain (like 5 or the default 10) and
use the arrow keys for fine grain movement and object positioning.

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