[aur-general] ibus orphans in [community]

Yichao Yu yyc1992 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 16 13:33:17 EDT 2012

On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 12:55 PM, Allen Li <cyberdupo56 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to point out that ibus does Japanese and Korean, whereas
> fcitx only does simplified Chinese (at least according to the wiki).

No, not true. There is fcitx-mozc[1][2], fcitx-anthy[3][4],
fcitx-m17n[5][6], fcitx-hangul[7][8]
which you can use to input Japanese and Korean.

Yes, the arch wiki on this is REALLY out-of-date (especially the
english version)

[1] http://fcitx-im.org/wiki/Mozc
[2] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=59251
[3] http://fcitx-im.org/wiki/Anthy
[4] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=60146
[5] http://fcitx-im.org/wiki/M17N
[6] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=61028
[7] http://fcitx-im.org/wiki/Hangul
[8] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=59733

> 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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