FFe: migrate to ibus-1.3 series

Aron Xu happyaron.xu at gmail.com
Thu Sep 2 12:52:59 BST 2010

On Thu, Sep 02, 2010 at 12:25:36PM +0800, Zhengpeng Hou wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have to raise this up once again.  A memory leak has been found in
> lucid
> https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ibus/+bug/583954
> Jonathan Riddell approached me yesterday, discussed a SRU, I'd prefer
> we can 
> SRU the whole ibus and related IME, which can provide end users better
> UX,
> especially lucid is a LTS release.
> Cheers
> Zhengpeng

I think this topic worth a discussion, serious memory leak is found in
an important CJK support part that included to LTS CD images but is hard 
to get it fixed.

During the Lucid release cycle, we decided to not updating ibus and
friends finally in this thread in the reason of "stability", even though
upstream author and package maintainer of Debian both gave their
positive cents on support the upgrade from old 1.2 series to new 1.3
series. Now we probably need another difficult decision about SRU a new
release of them. AFAIK, ibus is not being maintained actively in Ubuntu
and developers have chosen a very cautious attitude on its update or

ibus is an actively developed project and produce many bug fixes and new
features in a short time, and Ubuntu developers were felt it hard to get
up-to-date, so guesses about backporting bug fixes appears.
Unfortunately, ibus 1.3 has got major changes from 1.2 so that fixes are
not that easy to get backported. Here we should tell, wether we have
some Ubuntu developer find and fix the bug, or we just make 1.3 series
to be uploaded. 1.3 series is the currently upstream supported branch
and we've just solved the indicater intergation of ibus in LP: #564034
so there has no Critial bugs for Maverick, and two more High importance
bug, LP: #329898 and LP: #625696 are still open for a fix or work
around. Those two bugs should get fixed before Maverick released, either
by upstream release or providing fixes elsewhere, so they shouldn't get
in the way if we decide to make them in an SRU for Lucid release. 

Updating ibus will pull in some other related packages (mostly ibus-*), 
but it is not difficult to resolve since we've just did it in Maverick.

Aron Xu

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