On Tuesday, February 07, 2012, Brett McCoy wrote:
> > The pitch bend ruler in matrix view seems heavily broken. Placing a
> > point at position in time it gets placed in randomly different places,
> > deleting points is not awlays possible and doing it erratically deletes
> > notes, as well as screwing up the undo sistem (i.e. you delete pitch
> > bend points, it deletes notes and you cannot undo it, so you have lost
> > those notes).
> I've had the same experience with the pitch bend ruler also in recent
> versions. It's not usable like this.
This is the first I've heard of catastrophic problems with the pitch bend
ruler. The new rulers since 10.02 or so have remained somewhat buggy and
unfinished, but at least barely usable. I tried to improve them a bit, and
didn't really succeed. Any additional gains here require the hand of a
sharper mind than mine; somebody like Ted Felix, say.
In any case, I've had a look at the carnage myself. The biggest problem I
note is that after you draw the first point with the pencil, the cursor
changes into a hand, and remains that way. This makes it considerably tricky
to put the next point where you want it.
I didn't reproduce any problems with failing to place a point somewhere
reasonable (ie. somewhere under the big hunk of real estate covered by the
hand cursor), with notes getting deleted, or with anything getting stuck
permanently in a state where undo would lead to permanent loss of data.
With two people reporting similar problems, I'm inclined to believe the
problems really exist, but I was not able to reproduce any of them. There's
more to this than a quick skim of the surface will reveal, apparently.
I'm not sure where it goes from here. If somebody could come up with a
consistent and precise recipe for reproducing the problem, that would be a
great start. We have to get the thing misbehaving in order to analyze its
behavior, and figure out where it's going wrong.
I'm out of time for the moment, and more likely for the week the way things
have been going, but I'll keep my eye on this as much as I can manage.
D. Michael McIntyre