I'm just trying out GNOME on Fedora 18.
ii) In Fedora 18 you can only install packages as root, so no more clicking on the RPM file on the website and getting Synfig to install, sadly.
For me seems to be normal, authentication before installation .... ? i mean for basic security ... nan ?
Or, are you talking about THE root ? (nor simply kind of su/sudo/gksudo ?)
for each doc in [wiki] ;; if not doc.lang.your ;; then translate(doc, lang.your) ;;--------<<<<<<<<<<Synfig documentation Getting started>>>>>>>>>>>>----------