I've been trying to get GemRB 0.8.3 working on a Debian 8 system, it seems to "mostly work", but character customization is weirdly broken.
I'm using BG2+TOB with a small number of mods. AFAICT the only mods that should affect the GUI are the widescreen mod and 10pp.
After getting my custom portraits re-named properly I'm able to get them to show up in the lists, but clicking on a portrait in either list does not update the portrait display or enable the "Done" button. It does update the color of the displayed filename that I clicked on, so I'm fairly sure that it is recognizing mouse input on some level.
I think I've tracked the problem down to the IE_GUI_TEXTAREA_ON_CHANGE event handler set in GUIRECCommon.py (lines 239 and 249 in the current GIT version).
I added a few "print" statements to GUIRECCommon.py to see what was happening. It appears that the PortraitList1.SetEvent() call is being made in OpenCustomPortraitWindow(), but the LargeCustomPortrait() function is never called. I've tried various combinations of mouse & keyboard input on the portrait list widget.
I'm having a similar problem with custom scripts (none of my custom .bs scripts show up on the list), but it may be unrelated.
I've tried with both the 0.8.3 source tarball and the latest code from github (as of a few hours ago) with identical results.
I'm assuming that this would be in the FAQ/FAP or TODO pages if custom scripts & portraits were broken for everybody, so I'm guessing something is wrong with my build and/or environment. Does anybody have any suggestions as to what may be going wrong?
I have't included the output logs since gemrb didn't log any errors and AFAICT the only output related to the problem is from the "print" statments that I added. I can post the full output if you think that would help.
OS: Debian 8.1
Compiler: gcc/g++ 4.9
Python version: 2.7.9
Game: Baldur's Gate 2 + TOB (not EE) installed from original CDs
Mods: widescreen, 10pp, G3 tweak pack, G3 fix pack, ascension, hidden kits, spell50, tactics, underrepresented items, banterpack, item upgrades