Netlist Select on Layout

Bug #699105 reported by whitis on 2006-06-17
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gEDA project

Bug Description

In the netlist window, "Select on layout" only works on
single pins, not on whole nets. Before, IIRC it did
either. Actually, behavior seems to be entirely
inconsistent. Sometimes it does one, sometimes the
other, sometimes neither.

However, there was a bug in the old version (and the
new one) that did not unselect other pins/nets first
(or give people a choice because sometime you might
want either behavior though usually you just want to
highlight the one you are looking at). The "unselect
on layout" button doesn't count since I think it
unselects the current pin and what you probably want to
unselect is the previous pin you were looking at.

If you select a net name and select on layout, it
should select the whole net. If you select a specific
pin, it should select both. And there should be a
little checkbox for whether or not to clear the
selection before
doing this or a "clear selection" button.

Another bug is that "select on layout" frequently fails
to do so, even on a pin by pin basis. If you are
lucky, you might see it redraw the pin - first time
only - but it doesn't actually highlight it.

Sometimes, just clicking on the pin name highlights it
and then "select on layout" actually hides it. Other
times, it does t highlight in the first place.

It shouldn't matter what board you use, but in case it
does, the board was attached to bug report yesterday.

System: debian 3.1 stable plus some of unstable
(including new kernel, X.org, glibc, and gnome upgrades).

Peter Clifton (pcjc2) on 2011-01-14
Changed in pcb:
importance: Medium → Low
Traumflug (mah-jump-ing) on 2015-09-27
Changed in geda-project:
importance: Undecided → Low
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