[Bug 1585797] Please test proposed package
brian at ubuntu.com
Thu May 26 22:47:54 UTC 2016
Hello Gunnar, or anyone else affected,
Accepted language-selector into xenial-proposed. The package will build
now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/language-
selector/0.165.3 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.
Please help us by testing this new package. See
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to
enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update
out to other Ubuntu users.
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mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag
from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the
bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to
verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help
us make a better decision.
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https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in
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Distinguish between input method "XIM" and "none"
Status in language-selector package in Ubuntu:
Status in language-selector source package in Xenial:
language-selector-gnome includes a GUI to configure the input method
via im-config. Besides the installed IM frameworks (IBus, Fcitx, etc.)
the IM selector shows a "none" option, which actually represents the
value "xim". This was an intentional simplification, made under the
assumption that "none" and "xim" are approximately the same. However,
it has proven to be an oversimplification. For example there is a need
sometimes to control whether the X11 compose keys should be active or
This SRU adds an explicit "XIM" option, and converts the "none" option
to actually set "none".
A recent reason why an explicit "none" option is needed is Ubuntu
MATE, which does not install any IM framework by default for non-CJKV
users. Currently, when such a user opens Language Support for the
first time, the input method selector shows a blank value. With this
SRU it will correctly show "none".
An example test case would be:
* Make a fresh install of Ubuntu MATE 16.04.
* Open Language Support and find that the input method value is blank.
Low. This won't *change* the input method setting, but the currently
set value will be showed more correctly in some cases.
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