Newly created ways showing duplicate nodes on screen and possibly not getting saved.
|Reported by:||daveemtb||Owned by:||richard@…|
|Component:||potlatch (flash editor)||Version:|
While tracing on Porto Santo Island (NE of Madeira) I found a very frustrating intermittent bug, as it results in lost work.
When drawing a way, about 2 seconds after deselecting, some of the nodes show duplicates, where the green dot has a node number as if it's been uploaded, but the node in the way itself actually has a negative number. After a few more seconds, quite a few of the duplicate green nodes dissapear simultaneously, but some always remain. If you then drag the way, the green node stays in place, while the nodes connected to the way move.
I have found a number of ways that I saw this happen to had dissapeared when I came back to do further work on the area. I suspect they were never saved. The warning icon does not flash up when this has occurred. I think from experimentation that dragging the way, deselecting it, then dragging it back, may avoid the way not being saved. However, it's hard to be sure because the way isn't always lost when the duplicate nodes occur anyway.
I have a suspicion that the problem occurs most often when you drag the background to move the view (to continue tracing a way that goes off the edge of the currently visible area) before deselecting the way. However, I don't think this is the only circumstance in which the problem occurs.