[needs-packaging] Pencil Project

Bug #583010 reported by Scott Ritchie on 2010-05-19
This bug affects 11 people
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Bug Description

Pencil is a tool for making diagrams and gui prototypes. It's sort of an open source alternative to Balsamiq. It runs as a firefox plugin.


This is NOT the same program as the pencil package already in the archive, which is a cartoon sketching program.

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

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This bug is tagged needs-packaging which identifies it as a request for a new package in Ubuntu. As a part of the managing needs-packaging bug reports specification, https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Specs/NeedsPackagingBugs, all needs-packaging bug reports have Wishlist importance. Subsequently, I'm setting this bug's status to Wishlist.

Changed in ubuntu:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
sputnik (sputnik) wrote :

Scott, I think you may want to rename your binary globally - and not only for Ubuntu:

Arch evolus-pencil-svn 161-1 unsupported http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=32614
Arch pencil-svn 116-1 unsupported http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=13438
FreeBSD pencil 0.4.4b_2 graphics http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/pds.cgi?ports/graphics/pencil
FreeBSD xpi-pencil 1.0.6 www http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/pds.cgi?ports/www/xpi-pencil
Ubuntu pencil 0.4.4b-0ubuntu1 495K universe http://packages.ubuntu.com/jaunty/pencil
Ubuntu pencil 0.4.4b-0ubuntu1 495K universe http://packages.ubuntu.com/karmic/pencil
Ubuntu pencil 0.4.4b-0ubuntu2 507K universe http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/pencil
openSUSE pencil 1.1.1 openSUSE http://packages.opensuse-community.org/
openSUSE pencil 0.4.4b davjam79/op http://packages.opensuse-community.org/

That is not good for the user.

I installed the Karmic package from the webpage - but the package didn't run. - I won't compile the source package by myself as it may conflict with pencil.

description: updated
Murz (murznn) wrote :

We can name it like the rpm for fedora: evolus-pencil

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Confirmed
Nathan Jones (nathan-et) wrote :

I would really like to see the Pencil GUI prototype tool in Ubuntu. I would prefer, though, to have the standalone version than the Firefox plugin version.

Changed in debian:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in debian:
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in debian:
status: Fix Released → New
Changed in debian:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in debian:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in debian:
status: Fix Released → Confirmed
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