Why make ubuntu-desktop recommends ibus and friends?

Gunnar Hjalmarsson gunnarhj at ubuntu.com
Mon Apr 1 19:19:42 UTC 2013

On 2013-04-01 19:37, Ma Xiaojun wrote:
> Removing unnecessary dependency of IBus stuff from ubuntu-desktop can
> make derivatives, e.g., UbuntuKylin life a bit easier I guess.

IBus and fcitx are not conflicting, so how do you mean it would make a

> (disclosure: I installed UK recently but the installer somehow screwed
> up and IBus is still pulled.)

Do you know they tried to not ship IBus? Last I heard was that they were
about to ship both.

Otherwise /usr/share/language-selector/data/pkg_depends might have
something to do with it.

Ma Xiaojun: You may want to get involved at

Gunnar Hjalmarsson

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