I was running ./configure on synfig-studio when I got this message:
Unable to set up dependent libraries (synfig >= 0.62.00, ETL >= 0.04.13)
After that, it wouldn’t run make. I tried running sudo ldconfig and then rerunning ./configure, but I ended up with the same message and now can’t get any further. As far as I could tell, etl and synfig built according to plan, but maybe I missed something.
I just tried these steps on Ubuntu 9.10 and Synfig installed, but when I try to draw anything on the stage (circle, rectangle, Bline, etc.) nothing shows up on the stage. The object is listed in the Layers panel as if it has been drawn, but there’s nothing to be seen on stage. I checked the Blend Method and it’s set to the default Composite. During the “sudo make install” step for synfigstudio, I did see a bunch of warnings flash by at the end related to missing modules in imagemagick (I think - they went by so fast), so maybe that has something to do with it.
The older version of Synfig in the Ubuntu repositories for 9.10 does not have this problem.
Edit - More info:
I just opened an old file and everything in it displays on the stage, but when I try to add a new object, I get the same behavior as above.
I suspect this might be a variation on the input devices problem: bad coordinate settings for input devices can cause objects to be created in random parts of the canvas, far away from the viewpoint. If you create a circle and look at its center coordinates under the param panel and they are abnormally large, you should try changing the input device settings.
Thanks for the info. I enabled my Wacom tablet and it does draw objects on the stage where expected. Objects drawn with the mouse, on the other hand, are in fact way off the stage as you suggested. I can manually correct individual object locations in the Params panel, but I don’t see in the Input Devices panel any place to fix the mouse problem to begin with. Is there any way to do that?
I disabled MacIntosh Mouse Button Emulation first with no change, then disabled something called HID 413c:3010 (because it was the only item left other than my Wacom inputs) and now the mouse behaves normally.
Hmmm… Well, something wacky is still going on. Now I can use the mouse as expected and I can draw on the canvas with the Wacom, but I can’t change tools with the Wacom.
After some experimentation, it seems that if I want to use the mouse, I have to disable HID 413c:3010, but then I give up the Wacom. If I want to use the Wacom, I have to enable HID 413c:3010, but then I can’t use the mouse. Weird.
and I can use the mouse and my wacom Graphire without conflicts.
It is true that when I have the wacom tablet plugged and all the device settings disabled I cannot use the pen pressure but I can use the left and right click of the pen buttons.
When the device is enabled I can use only the right click button in the pen, but ressure and eraser works fine. (Eraser allows me to select a different tool and settings automatically according to the preferences of the settings file.
Sorry for the late reply, but I finally compared my Gimp settings. With Wacom enabled and HID 413c:3010 disabled in Gimp, I’m able to switch between Wacom and mouse normally with full use of Wacom (e.g., separate tools for stylus and eraser, pressure sensitivity, etc.). So there does seem to be some difference between how Gimp is handling inputs and how Synfig is handling them.
It’s a minor thing, though, so it’s no big deal, but it might be a useful thing for you developers to know. And the big picture is that I successfully built Synfig on Ubuntu 9.10. It seems very stable and, other than the mouse/Wacom thing, all functions seem normal.