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Development => Code => Topic started by: achalk on November 06, 2020, 04:38:35 am

Title: Bug Report
Post by: achalk on November 06, 2020, 04:38:35 am
Bug: Starting page not stored;
To reproduce: Set starting page to "Left" and "Apply".
Next document you create has the option set back to "Right"
Title: Re: Bug Report
Post by: a.l.e on November 06, 2020, 09:10:45 am
hi achalk

you probably did not know, but the right place for bug reports is https://bugs.scribus.net

but, since you're here, i've tried it out and... no, there seems to be no bug there.

did you set the "left" layout in the preferences?
changing the value it in the document settings, will only affect the current document, not the ones you will be creating in the future.
what you were looking for is the same dialog in the preferences...

ciao
a.l.e
Title: Re: Bug Report
Post by: achalk on November 06, 2020, 06:26:19 pm
Thanks for the quick reply.

I just made that change in preferences and then created a new doc. which DID reflect the change.

I then exited Scribus. Restarted, and created a new document. The change did not persist. RIGHT page is displayed as the default.

So it appears to me that there is a bug.

- A
Title: Re: Bug Report
Post by: a.l.e on November 07, 2020, 10:38:02 am
can you change other preferences?
(we are speaking of "file > preferences" here...)

which version of scribus?
on which platform?

ciao
a.l.e
Title: Re: Bug Report
Post by: a.l.e on November 07, 2020, 12:15:32 pm
ok, yes, i can replicate.

the left setting does not survive a restart.

would you mind opening a ticket in https://bugs.scribus.net ?
Title: Re: Bug Report
Post by: achalk on November 07, 2020, 04:33:12 pm
I tried. Mantis will let me create a new issue.

How do i leave a bug report about Mantis?  :D
Title: Re: Bug Report
Post by: a.l.e on November 07, 2020, 06:01:01 pm
have you created an account?
Title: Re: Bug Report
Post by: achalk on November 07, 2020, 06:17:02 pm
Here? Yes. On Mantis, no. Why on earth would anybody require two logins?
Title: Re: Bug Report
Post by: a.l.e on November 08, 2020, 04:55:09 pm
no idea why, but that's the way it works...
Title: Re: Bug Report
Post by: achalk on November 08, 2020, 06:23:53 pm
Done.

And I am impressed by your willingness to recognize that separate signins here is a pain.
Title: Re: Bug Report
Post by: a.l.e on November 09, 2020, 09:26:50 am
dear achalk

the main resources in the scribus world are:

- a mailing list (mailman).
- an irc channel on freenode (you need to authenticate to get in).
- a forum (simple machines).
- a bug tracker (mantis).
- a wiki (mediawiki).
- a wordpress website.

nobody will complain, if you propose (and setup) a way to provide a single sign on.
without requiring the user to have a third party account (that will aggregate the information and "spy" on the users).

personally:

- of course i value the effort that projects put into integrating their services.
- but most unified signins i've seen, were not really comfortable to use.
- i go very far in acknowledging the pain, by supporting people who have a gitlab or github account and would suffer too much by opening an account for the scribus' bug tracker: they can fill tickets in the gitlab / github unofficial mirrors i maintain, and i will manually copy the ticket and -- at the end -- the resolution notice. oufh.

anyway. thanks for having filled the ticket.

ciao
a.l.e