Update on the new ibus-1.5 and gnome-settings-daemon gnome-control-center 3.6 situation

Ma Xiaojun damage3025 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 8 03:22:43 UTC 2013

On Sat, Jun 8, 2013 at 8:47 AM, Jeremy Bicha <jbicha at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> Hey could we revisit this topic and see what still is blocking ibus
> 1.5 from Ubuntu?


> The 'separate input sources per window' feature has apparently
> returned which was a big blocker last year.[1]

Well, it is returned in GNOME Shell. But I don't see it working on
other DE. I tried to compile IBus git yesterday (as multiple commits
happened after 1.5.2) but it failed at some Vala stuff.

> I believe the other big blocker was creating an indicator for
> ibus-1.5. I don't think anything has been done on that yet since the
> Desktop Team doesn't really use ibus themselves which makes it harder
> to ensure that it's working correctly. I believe we need some kind of
> indicator-keyboard anyway to avoid needing to keep the keyboard plugin
> in gnome-settings-daemon at 3.6 indefinitely. There's a basic mockup
> on the wiki[2].

Where is the context menu of input engines?
Don't repeat the same mistake of old indicator and GNOME 3.6

> Was there anything else serious enough to still block ibus 1.5?

IBus is always buggy, you know. Some Arch user find 1.5.2 unusable in
Firefox and IBus upstream say they cannot reproduce in Fedora. God
knows why.

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