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Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 18:36:07 -0300
From: bulia byak <buliabyak@...>
To: inkscape <inkscape-devel@...>,
Bryce Harrington <bryce@...>
Reply-To: bulia byak <buliabyak@...>
Subject: NEW: more pen&pencil tweaking
Some time ago I switched the "add mode" on by default when you go to
Pen or Pencil tools. This makes it easier to continue the selected
path, but if you just want to draw a new path, this may be annoying
because it insists on creating a subpath of selected path. So now I
changed that behavior so that:
o When you start drawing outside of the end markers of the
selected path, that path is deselected and you are drawing a new path
(not a new subpath of the selected path as before). To continue the
selected path, you have to start drawing from one of the end markers.
o When you start drawing from one end marker of a path and
arrive at the other end marker, the path gets closed automatically
(the markers disappear).
Note that this means you can't create unconnected subpaths simply by
drawing anymore; you'll have to draw paths separately and then Combine
them. I think this is OK, but if this is a problem for someone, please
let me know.
After these changes, I think it is now safe to turn the "add mode"
always on, i.e. remove the possibility to turn it off by pressing "a".
Again, if anyone disagrees, just blow the whistle.
(Bryce, sorry to trouble you, but could you please again forward this
to the devel list if you don't see it coming through there after some
Inkscape. Draw Freely.
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