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FS#1089 - Convert polyline from segments on locked layers deletes the segments

Attached to Project: QCAD
Opened by V. Oth (0xdeadbeef) - Friday, 22 August 2014, 00:40 GMT+2
Last edited by Andrew (andrew) - Monday, 27 July 2015, 16:36 GMT+2
Task Type Bug Report
Category QCAD/CAM
Status Closed
Assigned To Andrew (andrew)
Operating System Windows 7
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 3.6.3
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


If you select (line) segments in a visible yet locked layer and choose “convert segments to polyline” (OG), the segments are deleted, but inserting the polyline fails.
So you can easily destroy locked layers by mistake which contradicts the idea of locking layers.

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Closed by  Andrew (andrew)
Monday, 27 July 2015, 16:36 GMT+2
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  https://github.com/qcad/qcad/commit/ccd6 155e3b8a7f3a0a3380f21e6a0a5c38f6d3f0
Comment by V. Oth (0xdeadbeef) - Friday, 22 August 2014, 15:46 GMT+2

I'm not sure how the severity can be low for such a fundamental issue.
If I lock a layer it must not be possible to easily destroy its continent by mistake.

Comment by Andrew (andrew) - Friday, 22 August 2014, 15:55 GMT+2

Severity is always subjective :)
'High' severity means usually crash when using a part of the software.
'Medium' means that a major part of the software cannot be used due to the bug.
Neither of that seems to be the case here - if the bug occurs you get a warning, hit undo and you're fine to continue.

Comment by V. Oth (0xdeadbeef) - Friday, 22 August 2014, 16:52 GMT+2

If you notice the warning. Else you might notice minutes, hours or days later that you deleted an object from a layer that you considered locked - and no undo can bring it back.