[Uml-devel] [Bug 67223] New: Fixed connection points for associations on widgets

Eugine V.Kosenko eugine_kosenko at ukr.net
Tue Nov 4 11:12:15 UTC 2003

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           Summary: Fixed connection points for associations on widgets
           Product: umbrello
           Version: 1.1.1
          Platform: Unlisted Binaries
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: umbrello-devel at kde.org
        ReportedBy: eugine_kosenko at ukr.net

Version:           1.1.1 (using KDE KDE 3.1.2)
Installed from:    Unspecified Linux
OS:          Linux

Now umbrello uses an intelligent behavior of associations during a rearrangement of widgets. However, this behavior may be sometimes strange, annoyed or even ugly. For example, let I try to compact diagram and make associations as short as possible. However, when an association becomes too short, the tool may unexpectedy rearrange its connection point, for example, reconnect from a bottom point of decision square (on activity diagrams) to a side point.

I think, may not be any more annoyment than a system, which makes decisions behind my back. IMHO, there is much more useful to make a set of connection points on a widgets, where I can connect an association. In more difficult way, there may be a mechanism of the definition of connection points, as, for example, this made in Visio. It is also possible to keep the intelligent behavior, when the user obviously starts the drag of an association from the middle of a widget instead of a selected connection point. This behavior is also well implemented in Visio.

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