Paint tools and image creation

jonathandlynch at jonathandlynch at
Tue Aug 22 15:28:34 EDT 2017

If this were 3 years ago, I would be begging for this change. It does not affect me right now, though.

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> On Aug 22, 2017, at 3:20 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> 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.
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