Symbol Editor - Cut command without paste lost cut symbol

Bug #1821547 reported by Silviu Laurentiu on 2019-03-24
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Jeff Young

Bug Description

 _ Go to Symbol Editor
 _ Select a component, press mouse right click on it and select Cut command
 _ The components will be deleted from library, even if it is not pasted yet
 _ Save the library from where cut the symbol.
 _ If the Symbol Editor will be closed and then opened again, the symbol cut before will not be available even if a paste command will be tried.
 From my opinion this is not a safety behavior because the symbol will be lost if it will not be pasted.

Application: kicad
Version: (5.1.0)-1, release build
    wxWidgets 3.0.4
    libcurl/7.61.1 OpenSSL/1.1.1 (WinSSL) zlib/1.2.11 brotli/1.0.6 libidn2/2.0.5 libpsl/0.20.2 (+libidn2/2.0.5) nghttp2/1.34.0
Platform: Windows 7 (build 7601, Service Pack 1), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW
Build Info:
    wxWidgets: 3.0.4 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8)
    Boost: 1.68.0
    OpenCASCADE Community Edition: 6.9.1
    Curl: 7.61.1
    Compiler: GCC 8.2.0 with C++ ABI 1013

Build settings:

Jon Evans (craftyjon) wrote :

Confirmed. Also in my opinion, wherever things are "cut", they should remain visible until they are pasted, but in some way highlighted (various other programs use italics / lighter color / dotted borders / etc). That way, you can visually keep track of what you just cut and are preparing to paste.

Changed in kicad:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Jeff Young (jeyjey) wrote :

I think Jon's suggestion while handy, would be too non-standard.

However, Cut/Copy/Paste of symbols should be using the system clipboard, which wouldn't have this issue. The current implementation uses a simple global variable.

Changed in kicad:
assignee: nobody → Jeff Young (jeyjey)
milestone: none → 6.0.0-rc1
importance: Medium → High
Jeff Young (jeyjey) wrote :

Changing importance to "high" as this can be a data loss issue.

Jeff Young (jeyjey) on 2019-04-08
Changed in kicad:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
KiCad Janitor (kicad-janitor) wrote :

Fixed in revision b6c0aeb608e352efc808268471246ee7b73e80ff

Changed in kicad:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Jeff Young (jeyjey) on 2019-04-08
Changed in kicad:
milestone: 6.0.0-rc1 → 5.1.1
Jeff Young (jeyjey) wrote :

The fix for this turned out to be based on some of Jon's net/bus changes, so it can't go to 5.1.1 after all.

Changed in kicad:
milestone: 5.1.1 → 6.0.0-rc1
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