[Therion] Background zoom-level bug

Bruce Mutton bruce at tomo.co.nz
Mon Nov 12 09:22:59 CET 2018


This bug has been around ever since mouse wheel zooming was introduced.  An attempt was made to fix it I recall, but it did not have the desired effect.
It manifests for bitmap background images, but not for xvi 'images'.
A work around is to never roll the mouse wheel when working with th2 with bitmaps inserted.  Very hard to do!.
Bruce

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From: Therion <therion-bounces at speleo.sk> On Behalf Of Wookey via Therion
Sent: Monday, 12 November 2018 16:32
To: Therion List <therion at speleo.sk>
Cc: Wookey <wookey at wookware.org>
Subject: [Therion] Background zoom-level bug

There seems to be a bug in xtherion graphics editor revealed if you manage to enter a non-power-of-two zoom level.

If you get into this state then the background image and the lines drawn on top of it go out of registration.

Here is an easy way to reproduce the problem. You will need a mouse with a scroll-wheel, and the latest 5.4.1 version of therion..

* Insert a jpeg into a new .th2 file in xtherion.
* Draw a line over part of it.
* Move it around and observe that the line moves with the background. This is true at
  all 5 fixed zoom levels.
* zoom with the mouse scroll button as far out as possible. It seems to allow 12% for example. Now when you come back out you get 24%, 48%, 96% etc.
* Now if you move the image around, the image and lines stay together until you have moved a bit, but then start to move seprately. This seems to be something to do with bounding boxes. 
* Click on 25/50/100/200/400 scaling the line+ images go back into registration. 

I can't reproduce this problem right now because my therion is too old, so the mouse wheel doesn't produce scrolling in the xtherion window, but we had the same problem on both Windows and Linux machines at the weekend with 5.4.1.

If others can confirm that the above is a sufficient set of instructions, then hopefully someone with clue can work out why it goes wrong for 'intermediate' zoom levels.

It took us quite a while to work out what on earth was going on at the weekend!

Wookey
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