I’m running Ubuntu 16.04 (gnome desktop) on an HP computer. I’m also new to all this animation stuff.
On the Pencil2d download page, under Debian & Ubuntu, it suggests using “sudo apt-get install pencil2d.” Although it works well, it installs an earlier version (the “help>>about” Menu item doesn’t even list the version).
May I suggest removing this instruction and encourage users to click on the appropriate download button instead. This downloads the stable version (v0.6) as an .AppImage.
In my case I also downloaded the most current Nightly Build; another .AppImage. Since .AppImage is a completely self-contained file, I now have both “v0.6” and “nightly build” loaded in the same directory. I have the desktop launcher connected to the stable version and run the nightly build file from the directory. So far, it all works great.
I’m not a technonerd and this experience with .AppImage was a first for me. However, it was so easy, I’m afraid something is going to come along and bite me where I don’t like getting bit.