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bug #21579: Empty layers are auto-destroyed on save

Submitted by:  David Gowers <ion9>
Submitted on:  Sun Feb 2 02:55:09 2014  
Severity: 3 - NormalPriority: 5 - Normal
Status: FixedPrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOpen/Closed: Closed
Release: Planned Release: None
Operating System: 

Mon Jun 23 21:55:57 2014, comment #2:

[This is a canned response, please forgive the broken formatting: it's one of the many things Gna! unfortunately does not do well.]

This bug tracker will shortly be moving to Github. As part of this process, we are reviewing old bug reports on gna.org.

This bug was marked as Fixed long ago, but was still classified as Open. Github does not distinguish between Fixed+Open and Fixed+Closed in the
way we once did here, so this bug is now being marked Closed, and will not be migrated into the github issues tracker.

If you believe that this bug still affects the most recent git master of MyPaint (and thus the next release), please feel free to open a new
issue on Github about it. Our new issue trackers are:


Andrew Chadwick <achadwick>
Project Administrator
Fri Feb 7 21:42:09 2014, comment #1:

Fixed in git master; thanks for the bug report


Andrew Chadwick <achadwick>
Project Administrator
Sun Feb 2 02:55:09 2014, original submission:

Steps to reproduce:

1. Start MyPaint
2. Bring up the layers dialog.
3. Hit 'add layer' 15 or so times
4. (optional) name each layer
5. Save this image as eg '/tmp/dtest.ora'
6. Load this image


Only one layer is present, and it is always named 'Untitled layer #1', even if the image you saved had no untitled layers in it.

Unzipping the .ora reveals that the destruction occurs at save time -- there is only one entry in the layer stack.

Present both in recent git (6a87b7f) and older gtk2-era git (5e24c16) [which is what I generally use since GTK3 fails to support my tablet properly)

David Gowers <ion9>
Project Member


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Mon Jun 23 21:55:57 2014achadwickOpen/ClosedOpen=>Closed
    Fri Feb 7 21:42:08 2014achadwickStatusNone=>Fixed
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