Pencil either runs as a Firefox extension or as a standalone application with XULRunner 1.9.2.

Trying to install XULRunner:

rich@rich-laptop:~/apps/pencil$ sudo apt-get install xulrunner-1.9.2 
[sudo] password for rich: 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package xulrunner-1.9.2 is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'xulrunner-1.9.2' has no installation candidate

So I tried to install it using Firefox by clicking on the install button on the Pencil home page, and the .xpi file was downloaded and opened by an archive manager.

Any ideas?


Addon Install

You can install the xpi file as a Firefox addon. To do this, drag the xpi file from your documents to Firefox. It should show a popup asking you about installing the package.

drag and drop into firefox installation screen

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Alternatively, if you haven't downloaded it yet, you can go to Tools -> Addons or about:addons in Firefox and search from as well as install from there.

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You may want to try installing xulrunner-1.9. It seems to be a dummy package for the latest version of the 1.9 branch of xulrunner.

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Download the debian package file from https://code.google.com/archive/p/evoluspencil/downloads

Install using following command:

sudo dpkg -i <location_to_deb_file>

dpkg stands for debian package and i is for installation.

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