[Pipet Devel] Re: Panic over

Brad Chapman chapmanb at arches.uga.edu
Wed Jan 5 13:17:55 EST 2000

J.W. Bizzaro wrote:
>> Connecting in/out   I started up a document ( input? ) connected
>> a converter to it,  got a nice green connection. Then added a
>> processor to the output of the converter.  That broke the
>> connection between document and converter.  I went back and redid this
>> and I can only imagine that I connected the wrong links.
>I can't reproduce this.  Did you get a green connection between converter and
>processor too?  What do you mean the connection between document and converter
>broke?  Did the color change?  Did moving the locus cause the lines to move
>out of sync with the locus (as if it was still connected) or in sync

Jeff, I can get two loci to break by following the following series of actions:

1. Add a document.
2. Add a converter and connect with the document. Get a good connection.
3. Add a processor. Connect an output (arrow) of the processor with the
previously made connection.

This causes the connection to break with the document and converter and
form with the document and processor. This would be fine, except that the
document output end still moves with the newly created link.
	I also noticed another thing when I was messing around. If you move
a dot directly onto a locus (ie. on top of the two people) you lose this
input or output. Just something that will have to be worked around
eventually so dumb people like me don't keep accidentally losing their
connecting dots.
	BTW, I really like the "windowlet" idea for the dots. This way you
wouldn't have to worry about trying to write a whole bunch of info inside a
dot and ending up with dots that are as big as the loci! I guess this will
have to work by getting the info from an XML document. Hmmmm...


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