Lost in (S)hell 2

I found another open source vector drawing application that runs on X11 called Skencil. This time I didn’t even bother to think I would ever mess with the source code, I just wanted to run it. But things turned out not to be that simple. Skencil is written in Python, and you require several extra Python libraries in your system (PIL and Tkinter for example) to actually build it. You require Python 2.4 (Mac OS X native version is 2.3), and you need to tweak your system a little, just in the right place where you have no clue of what you’re doing. I will spare you the details, there is a list of instructions on what to do here. Of course I could never get it to work. Next time I will just erase my drive and install Ubuntu. Just for fun.

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