On 2013-09-02 18:02 +0200, Johan Engelen wrote:
> On 2-9-2013 16:33, su_v wrote:
>> On 2013-09-02 15:36 +0200, Jan Darowski wrote:
>>> I will fix these things so there is no need to report them in the
>>> bug tracker. To be honest, behavior described by you as the first
>>> problem (UI regression) is done like that on purpose. I believe it's
>>> more natural this way but if you wish it changed, there is no
>> It is not up to me to decide how to implement NewFromTemplate in detail
>> - this one change in behavior of 'Ctrl+N' simply struck me as odd quite
>> early on while testing trunk with the new templates dialog. Why would
>> Inkscape suddenly prevent me from opening multiple new documents in one
>> go? It felt like an unintentional change to me.
>> What do others think about this?
> Perhaps when trying some new templates, you can kind-off cycle through
> them that way, without opening a ton of new windows... Just
> brainstorming here..
1) an odd habit of opening one (or even two) additional new documents
from within inkscape right after launching it by itself
2) delayed opening of document windows in current trunk (fonts!)
3) a misleading 'busy' cursor
4) an unexpected change in behavior with only a minimal indicator in
Inkscape's GUI (the document count in the window title bar)
Picture me spending a couple of minutes trying to figure what is
actually going on, after having noticed that Inkscape apparently hangs
(without crash) indefinitely when opening a second new document just
after launching: no second document window opens, and the cursor in the
canvas area of the first window stays busy. I have grown used to the
fact that the second window takes a while to open (on my system trunk
now is noticeably slower than stable), so initially I'm taking the
'busy' cursor literally (as indicator of inkscape doing its longish font
list magic for the second window), and continue working on other things
while waiting for the second window to finally open. But it never does.
After figuring out that Inkscape actually doesn't hang (the cursor errs)
the remaining question was about the still missing second window (there
is no external monitor attached, and the window did not open behind any
front window(s) nor on a different desktop/workspace either). After a
few more attempts I finally realized that the document count in the
window title bar increased by one each time I tried again typing
'Ctrl+N', or clicking on the 'New document' icon. At that point I was
inclined to view the change in behavior as 'regression'.
My personal use cases are not representative (I'm spending way more time
with testing than with actually working on personal projects), but I was
and still am puzzled; trying to figure out what Inkscape wants to teach
me here about workflow: "Don't multitask; always focus on one new
document at a time."? ;-)
I wasn't "trying some new templates", I actually wanted to open a second
new document (in its own window) just after launching inkscape.