[aur-general] ibus orphans in [community]

Allen Li cyberdupo56 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 16 12:55:39 EDT 2012


I would like to point out that ibus does Japanese and Korean, whereas
fcitx only does simplified Chinese (at least according to the wiki).
Thus ibus is one of the only input options for those languages on arch
at the moment (barring that other one whose name I'm having trouble
recalling at the moment, which I found inferior to ibus), so dropping it
is extremely unfavorable I think.

Just my two cents.

Allen Li

On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 05:30:30PM +0200, Alexander Rødseth wrote:
> Hello,
> ibus is used for keyboard input for a few major non-English languages.
> Several of the ibus packages has been unmaintained for a while now:
> https://www.archlinux.org/packages/?sort=&repo=Community&q=ibus&maintainer=orphan
> For instance, ibus-sunpinyin, was last updated almost a year ago (2011-10-02).
> These ibus-packages have survived at least one package-cleanup, being
> neither adopted nor moved.
> While there is interest amongst the trusted users to maintain these,
> none of the trusted users are currently using ibus.
> After visiting #archlinux-cn, a couple of friendly people expressed
> interest in maintaining the ibus packages, but they had only few
> packages on AUR to show for.
> I also learned that mostly, fcitx (currently in [extra], is used
> instead of ibus). Dropping ibus could have been an option, but I also
> heard rumors that ibus will be a dependency of gnome-settings-daemon.
> There is also a canidate for asking to maintain the ibus packages,
> that has not yet been contacted, but which already maintains several
> related packages on AUR:
> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?K=yangtsesu&SeB=m
> If you think that his packages look ok, my plan is to contact
> yangtsesu and ask if he wants to maintain the ibus packages in
> [community] (and thus becoming a TU).
> If you know of other canidates that have a comparable selection of
> relevant AUR packages, please let us know who they are.
> Please correct me if any of the above is incorrect or let us know if
> you have additional information.
> Sounds like a plan?
> -- 
> Cordially,
>  Alexander Rødseth
>  Arch Linux Trusted User
>  (xyproto on IRC, trontonic on AUR)

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