While I have spent a lot of time pursuing the subject of 3D graphics, obviously, 2D graphics also exist. And there exists an application named ‘Tupi’, which is a toolkit for creating 2D animations, in a cel- or storyboard- kind of way.
I had tried to install the version of Tupi which comes from the package manager for Debian / Jessie, but apparently the Debian Maintainers compiled that, and then did not make sure that it works. This version had a bug, which caused the application to crash, as soon as a new project was created.
So I felt that the only solution – just on the laptop I name ‘Klystron’ – was to custom-compile a later version, which is ‘version 0.2-git07′. This time around, the custom-compilation was somewhat difficult.
One reason for this difficulty was the fact, that the developers specifically neglect Debian builds, and focus on Ubuntu builds. This fact may also have thwarted the Debian Maintainer this time around.
Yet, with much effort, I was able to get the higher version of this application to compile, and also to launch, and to create a new project without crashing. Yaay!