Annoying GNOMEism, again (was: Update on the new ibus-1.5 and gnome-settings-daemon gnome-control-center 3.6 situation)

Jeremy Bicha jbicha at
Sat Nov 24 00:40:53 UTC 2012

On 23 November 2012 18:49, Ma Xiaojun <damage3025 at> wrote:
> They made something even more surprising; white listing input engines
> and properties input engines can expose.
> The first one does affect us, though a patch would be easy to write.
> We have decent packages for every working IBus engines in our
> repository (except ibus-libpinyin, it may requires IBus 1.4.99, I'm
> not sure). We also have our own way of shipping input methods
> packages. Then what? GNOME force downstreams to follow them.
> Even if they offered a gsettings key for show_all_sources. It is by
> definition non-discoverable. Worse, it will show XKB duplicates,
> useless m17n engines, ... That probably make the input source list
> unnecessarily much longer.

It's very easy for Ubuntu as a distro to change a gsettings default
(that's what ubuntu-settings and ubuntu-gnome-default-settings do).

And it doesn't sound like it would be too difficult to patch
gnome-shell to support a few more ibus properties.

But for now, we don't have to worry too much about either of those
concerns since I believe there's universal agreement that Ubuntu
should stick with ibus 1.4 until the other concerns are addressed (at
the least, support for separate layout per window and incompatibility
with non-ibus input methods).


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