Adding ties to chords (0.9.4 regression)

• Feb 14, 2010 - 11:05
Type
Functional
Severity
S4 - Minor
Status
closed
Regression
Yes
Workaround
Yes
Project

There is an issue in 0.9.5 when adding ties whilst in Note Input mode. This shows in particular when adding ties between chords.

Scenario 1: A single note G to be tied to a following note G of a simple G - B chord. Select the single G and enter Note Input mode (this is slightly artificial in this way but it kept tripping me up when writing). Press or select + to add a tie. The tie is not entered and the G is stepped over. Press or select + again and the tie is entered but the B is deleted.

Curiously, if the first G in the scenario above is the first note of the piece, then nothing happens.

Scenario 2: Same as above, but both notes to be tied have chord notes. In this case when + is selected the first time the chord notes are deleted. This probably gives a clue as to why the first press of + above steps over the note.


Comments

Whether or not new facilities are added, the original bug should be fixed. It seems to be the same one I might describe as follows:

1. enter a pitch, hit key to create tie
2. go back and add a pitch to first chord, enter another tie
Result: first tie is deleted. Also, no way to select multiple notes and create a tie for all at once. Only way to get ties on whole chord is to manually create both chords then tie notes one at a time.

Status (old) active fixed

fixed in r4305. Whole chords can be tied by selecting all notes or the chord stem and then click "+".

The fix in trunk introduced some side effect. It's not possible anymore to add notes to a chord with Shift + notename.

I ported the fix (hopefully without the side effect...) in the branch. Thanks !

This must have been fixed somewhere between 4305 and 4348 because I can add notes using shift into a chord in the nightly 4348.