Welcome @tiber, hopefully you can assist us in improving Pencil 2D. I downloaded the source as well but I didn’t find a map either, and I’m not a programmer, so I can’t assist you with that. Now, we know Mark has been a bit silent, but that doesn’t mean he’s not here.
I’ll be blunt, we NEED people to work on the programming, but going solo ain’t helping nobody. Nick @spark, if you have friends or yourself want and can contribute to the code, please DO.
Mark obviously has a life, as we all, but he still updates stuff over the repo at GitHub. You guys should join the newsletter to get those updates. Mark reviewed and closed a bug report 3 days ago. So he IS working on Pencil. And he isn’t the only one. There’sactually 14 registered contributors.
I too try to check the forum from time to time, but I am busy as hell. So I can’t sit 1 month straight to analyze the code and help with that, much to my regret. What I want to help with though, is with real-life tutorials. Not those fake “we have sound on pencil with magical ffmpeg build” tuts. But actually stuff that helps you work with it as an animator. I’m working silently on that, because I don’t want to make any kind of promise just yet.
We all have experienced annoying bugs, crashes and god knows what else with the software. But noone seems to want to help much, they only come and say “oh shit pencil aint still half-baked, cya in 2 years”. That’s not how it works, I mean if we had the manpower of Blender, or even Krita, this software would be on version 5 already.
Anyway, let’s be mindful that we NEED to colaborate on this together, or Pencil won’t lift off. If any of you have ideas, go to the IRC, post it on the forums make buzz and fuzz about it on every page that Gordie @admin put on for us (they are on the right hand side of the webpage under “bookmarks”)
Thanks for taking an interest in helping out and don’t despair, things will work out if we help each other. Peace.