Connectors unpredictable

Bug #655340 reported by Seamus O Hanlon on 2010-10-05
This bug affects 3 people
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Bug Description

 I use Windows XP SP3.

I made a family tree file in Inkscape 47 and was happy with the result. When 48 arrived I tried to use the new polyline connectors but I lost the facility of having them avoid objects. I then deleted all connectors from my 47 file, selected and copied all boxes and pasted them into a new 48 file.

I then marked objects to be avoided by connectors and specified the type of connectors.

The connectors took unpredictable paths, not always the shortest. When I saved the file after getting it to near what I wanted and then re-opened it my work was undone, The connectors which I had brought to the shortest paths were now, again, snaking along longer paths.

Some connectors start from the centre of an object, others from the margin of the same object. I have been unable to understand the logic of why this happens.

I am open to the suggestion that the bad workman blames his tools but I was much more successful in 47.

Seamus O Hanlon (ohanlonshay) wrote :
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

> Some connectors start from the centre of an object,
> others from the margin of the same object

See Bug #591586 “[connectors] 'z' segments closing a path are ignored”

tags: added: connectors regression
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Reproduced with Inkscape 0.48+devel r9812 on OS X 10.5.8

Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

There are several bugs here in play, some already reported:

- connectors inside transformed groups (each layer is translated, if the page has been resized)
- connectors between groups that contain transformed objects with a matrix
- connector lines avoiding shapes unpredictable unless using orthogonal connectors (afaik not yet filed separately)
- connector lines ignore straight 'z' segments closing shapes/paths

most of the issues occurring in the file have been reported earlier:
Bug #556467 “connectors between groups misplaced (regression)”
Bug #576815 “after resizing document beyond the default A4 page size, moving connectors becomes buggy”
Bug #591586 “[connectors] 'z' segments closing a path are ignored”
Bug #617810 “Connector markers alignment to group depends on orientation (should be invariant)”
Bug #620486 “connector lines groups misplaced when opening 0.47 file in 0.48”

su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Most of the issues are fixed for 0.48.1, except for the rerouting fix which is only in trunk (bug #666586)

Changed in inkscape:
milestone: none → 0.48.1
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
jazzynico (jazzynico) on 2011-03-05
Changed in inkscape:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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