Package Details: evolus-pencil-svn 354-1

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Package Base: evolus-pencil-svn
Description: Sketching and GUI prototyping tool
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Licenses: GPL2
Conflicts: pencil
Provides: pencil
Submitter: tinhtruong
Maintainer: stativ
Last Packager: stativ
Votes: 51
Popularity: 0.000016
First Submitted: 2009-12-11 17:06
Last Updated: 2015-06-28 11:11

Latest Comments

cousinm commented on 2017-05-03 13:44

This doesn't seem to work anymore. The svn doesn't seem to be available anymore. There is a github repo :

stativ commented on 2013-08-09 14:17

Adopted & updated.

tinhtruong commented on 2013-08-08 12:25

Hi stativ,
Now you can own the package

stativ commented on 2013-08-08 11:41

I will repeat myself, but if you do not wish to maintain the package, orphan it, so someone else can over it.

tinhtruong commented on 2013-06-08 11:40

This package is not maintained anymore, please use the new package

atheiste commented on 2013-03-08 13:53

It seems that the package expects 4.0 < XULrunner < 14.0 but the current version is 19.0.

stativ commented on 2012-10-13 06:33

I don't think that's a good idea. Most importantly, there is already another project named pencil, which has pencil-svn package in AUR. This is really confusing, because after this rename, there are two packages – pencil and pencil-svn – that package two completely different applications. Also, the upstream project name is still evoluspencil.

It's not a good idea to base package names solely on the package name in Fedora and similar due to their (often strange) naming policies, such as including name of the packaged library in the package name. And by the way, official Ubuntu/Mint packages still use the name evoluspencil.

tinhtruong commented on 2012-10-12 23:50

@stativ: I didn't mean that. The reason I said that is I've changed the package name from evolus-pencil-svn to pencil. You should use the new release (2.0.1). Pencil has been included in official repo of Fedora, RHEL and CentOS.

stativ commented on 2012-10-12 10:37

tinhtruong: If you do not wish to maintain this package anymore, I can take over it.

tinhtruong commented on 2012-10-11 10:14

Everyone should use
No support for this package any more!

Anonymous comment on 2012-09-17 20:11

MaxVersion=14.* in /usr/lib/evolus-pencil-svn/app/application.ini for


I worked perfectly!

Anonymous comment on 2012-09-17 17:42

I'm getting an error with the latest xulrunner version: 15.0-1

Error: Platform version '15.0' is not compatible with
minVersion >= 1.9.8
maxVersion <= 14.*

I'm running it now as Firefox extension. This is just to let you know it's not starting.

Anonymous comment on 2012-07-21 14:43

xulrunner --app "$APP_INI" in /usr/lib/evolus-pencil-svn/ for

/usr/lib/xulrunner-14.0.1/xulrunner-bin --app "$APP_INI"

I worked perfectly! Good Luck

stativ commented on 2012-07-18 17:42

Please use _svntrunk instead of _svnbranch. The _svnbranch doesn't allow the automatic version update in makepkg (eg. the version stays 253 while it should be updated to 262).

Also, it doesn't work with the xulrunner 14.0.1:
[lukas@orochi ~]$ evolus-pencil
Cannot find XULRunner runtime directory. Exiting.

tinhtruong commented on 2012-04-27 03:27

Fixed. PKGBUILD updated.

danmilon commented on 2012-04-26 22:33

It gives the following error due to firefox version 12 not compatible with pencil.

Error: Platform version '12.0' is not compatible with
minVersion >= 1.9.8
maxVersion <= 11.*

tinhtruong commented on 2012-04-07 15:25

Evolus Pencil is a XUL application, it cannot be run without xulrunner. Patches are welcome if you can make evolus-pencil-svn and eclipse can be installed at the same time :)

Anonymous comment on 2012-04-07 15:18

I'm having also the same problem. Xulrunner conflicts with eclipse.

Anonymous comment on 2012-04-07 15:12

I'm having also the same problem. Xulrunner conflicts with eclipse.

skarphace commented on 2012-03-31 22:05

Requires xulrunner, which conflicts with eclipse at the momment.

tinhtruong commented on 2012-01-18 11:11

Update to the latest version of Pencil

stativ commented on 2012-01-10 12:23

The original Evolus Pencil finally got support new versions of xulrunner. This package is therefore no longer needed, so I'm going to remove it. Everyone should switch to the evolus-pencil-svn package instead.

tinhtruong commented on 2012-01-09 09:19

Make a symlink in /usr/bin/evolus-pencil to /usr/lib/evolus-pencil-svn/ as suggested by xcheng

tinhtruong commented on 2012-01-09 08:30

I've just updated to the latest version which can run with xulrunner 9.0-11.0

stativ commented on 2011-11-28 14:00

solstice: it starts fine here. I didn't do any extensive testing, so it's possible it fails at runtime. If it does, I think it's upstream problem.

solstice commented on 2011-11-27 11:57

I got an error:
XML Parsing Error: undefined entity
Location: chrome://pencil/content/UI/Window.xul
Line Number 23, Column 1:<window

stativ commented on 2011-11-23 17:45

Thanks, updated.

Anonymous comment on 2011-11-23 11:06

Does not work with Firefox 8.
Apparently, it's hardcoded in the application ini to work till version 7.
The only thing I needed to make it work, is modify the upper limit in the ini file.

Could you make a patch to change 'MaxVersion' in /usr/share/pencil-ff4-svn/application.ini from 7 to a bigger version?
You could put a big one, so you don't need to do it on every firefox release. In my ini file, I put it up to version 10.

stativ commented on 2011-09-12 12:15

I've uploaded the pencil-ff4-svn package, which uses the branch vojtech mentioned.

Anonymous comment on 2011-08-01 22:48

I have found "Hopefully temporary" Pencil branch that supports firefox 4-6. It's simple xpi firefox addon. Have a look at . What do you think about new package based on this branch?

ccharles commented on 2011-04-26 18:07

Please see error reported by fzerorubigd and also the comment/patch by xcheng. Flagged out of date.

Anonymous comment on 2011-03-31 14:01

tried to change the following line in PKGBUILD
no console output from xulrunner, just dies (no error message) and doesn't launch pencil.
Several issues have been already been submitted on google code.

fzerorubigd commented on 2011-03-29 13:39

Error: Platform version '2.0' is not compatible with
minVersion >= 1.9
maxVersion <= 1.9.2.*

btreecat commented on 2011-03-21 03:10

Please include patch from xcheng. Thank you.

btreecat commented on 2011-03-21 03:10

Pleas include patch.

Anonymous comment on 2011-03-18 08:42

It'd be nice if you could incorporate the patch provided by xcheng. :)

Anonymous comment on 2011-02-07 20:34

I've created a patch in the mean time; It's tested. I hope you'll consider this patch:

Anonymous comment on 2011-02-07 20:16

Isn't it more logical to provide /usr/bin/pencil that calls the wrapper in /usr/lib/evolus-pencil/ evolus-pencil.desktop should in turn use /usr/bin/pencil

I'm asking cause right now the executable cannot be found in the standard PATH. In simplistic environments without .desktop files support this isn't intuitive.

I could provide patches if desired.

Anonymous comment on 2010-12-20 13:08

since the XML error still exists, could a fix be included in the PKGBUILD please?

Anonymous comment on 2010-12-04 03:33


tocer commented on 2010-08-12 11:46

XML Parsing Error: undefined entity
Location: chrome://pencil/content/UI/Window.xul
Line Number 23, Column 1:

giddie commented on 2010-07-28 08:34

Thanks for making this; it would be nice to have a launch script in PATH; maybe a symlink to

tinhtruong commented on 2010-07-07 08:35

Sorry to ask, but why did you mark this package as Out of Date? This the SVN version, it will checkout the latest revision from SVN and build, so I could not find any obvious reason for this package to be out-of-dated.
I unflag it. If you have a valid reason, just put it in the comment, I will take care of it :)

tinhtruong commented on 2010-03-24 03:27

I just update the PKGBUILD to fix a Seg Fault on startup. I'm so sorry for not updating the PKGBUILD because I'm quite busy with the company project recently.