The subtext here is that i'm trying to see if i can run any gnustep applications in a reasonable way on my ubuntu 12.04 system.
I went to the package list (http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/allpackages) and sort of chose Cenon at random.
I installed it via sudo apt-get install cenon.app
Then i attempted to run it from the command line by typing Cenon to the command line (bash) prompt.
I immediately got this message in an alert panel saying: You need to install the Cenon Library!
In short, i have duplicated Jorge Castro's experience under ubuntu 11.10. (He reported it in this forum in Cenon will not open or run about 6 months ago.)
I imagine that either the dependencies in the package are not complete, or perhaps the code is misinterpreting some signal it has gotten.
I'd be glad to install some more software to see if that helps (and provides enough information for the package maintainer to fix it).
Thanks in advance for any info!
So, i already have egg on my face, i guess.
In fact, the alert panel does come up, but it turns out that i can just close it and proceed.
However, there still seems to be some problem in running the application.
The menus don't show up in the right places, sometimes.
So, for example, if i click to open the files submenu, it may line up with the main menu, but sometimes it doesn't. I also had that experience with another gnustep application i installed this morning, adun.app. (For anybody wishing to try it out, you install it via "sudo apt-get install adun.app" but run it via UL.)
So probably my question should be re-posed to deal with menu/submenu alignment.