FFe: migrate to ibus-1.3 series
shawn.p.huang at gmail.com
Mon Mar 29 06:40:37 BST 2010
Hi Steve Langasek,
On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 11:04 AM, Steve Langasek
<steve.langasek at ubuntu.com>wrote:
> Hi Zhengpeng,
> On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 05:07:31PM +0800, Zhengpeng Hou wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > I'm sorry to bring this up at almost the last stage of Lucid
> > development cycle. Since Lucid will
> > be another LTS, so I think I'd better to raise this up. IBus 1.3 has
> > been released on 2010-03-21, just
> > one week ago, and most of those packages have been uploaded to Debian
> > experimental already, which
> > means that those in experimental have been built and installed
> > I have discussed with upstream on this as well, Peng Huang also
> > recommended to use ibus-1.3 series for
> > Lucid, upstream will focus on 1.3 series mostly, then if we still
> > use 1.2 series in a LTS release, we'll have
> > to backport any bug fix from 1.3 series.
> > The majority changes in IBus 1.3 series as below, diff of Changelog
> > attached for reference.
> > 1 use floating IBusObject
> > 2 support share one global engine in all applications
> > 3 some ui improvements
> > 4 bug fixes
> > So I'd suggest to have ibus-1.3 pulled into Lucid from Debian
> > experimental. Since this new upstream release
> > will have abi transition, therefore I prefer to discuss this more
> > before filing FFe.
> > NB, Peng Huang might not be on this list, so if you can CC him, that
> > would be great.
> The first packaged release of ibus 1.2 was in June 2009; before that, the
> 1.1 series only lasted from April 2009 to June 2009. Is there a reason to
> expect that ibus 1.3 will be developed for a longer period of time than 1.1
> or 1.2 was? If not, the backport argument doesn't carry much weight with
> me: yes, it will be easier to backport bug fixes, but only for a short
> time; and because 1.3 is so fresh, there is much more chance that we will
> *need* to backport fixes!
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