Paint tools and image creation

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Tue Aug 22 15:20:55 EDT 2017

I added a comment to the bug report, but based on the amount of feedback 
so far (almost none) I'd say the change probably wouldn't affect many 
people. Whether it's a point-release change or a dev-release change is 
hard to say, but unless more people object I'd say it isn't a major 
shift and it could be implemented in any release.

On 8/22/17 9:43 AM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote:
> Hi all,
> We had an issue come into support about using the paint tools on a 
> grouped image - this has come up before (years ago, at least).
> Basically, only the browser, pointer and help tools will recurse into 
> groups - the paint tools will not. This means that if you use the paint 
> tools over an image in a group, the grouped image will not get edited. 
> Instead, if there is not a top-level image one will be created and that 
> will be edited.
> The question is - is this behavior something which should:
>    1) Be considered a bug
>    2) Be considered correct behavior
>    3) Be considered an anomaly - i.e. something which is probably a bug, 
> but too many people rely on to change without some sort of compatibility 
> mechanism
> I realize this is an edge case; however, I thought it worth asking to 
> see if anyone here relies on the fact that images in groups do not get 
> affected by paint tools; or whether it would be far better than if did!
> Basically I'm trying to decide if it should be 'fixed' (assuming the 
> current behavior is considered erroneous!), and if so whether it would 
> be suitable for a maintenance release (it is, strictly speaking, a 
> change in behavior), or only for a development release.
> The bug report is here:
> Any feedback gratefully received.
> Warmest Regards,
> Mark.

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
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