[Mageia-dev] GNOME plans

Olav Vitters olav at vitters.nl
Wed Jun 13 16:01:38 CEST 2012

On Mon, Jun 04, 2012 at 08:17:44PM +0800, Kira wrote:
> I got a major concern about the input method in GNOME 3.6+.
> According to some source from the CJK community here and in China,
> GNOME3 would default to iBus  since 3.6+ and very hard to change the
> input method since it's hard-coded. Are we also going to follow this
> direction?

I checked today and this is what I got:
"basically if you use ibus, you get a nicely integrated gnome ui; if
 you use anything else, you get whatever the framework provides (probably
 some kind of status icon in the message tray)"

So in practice I presume that various bits within GNOME will check for
IBus, and if it is there, show options to configure it wherever it makes
sense. Maybe "System Settings", maybe elsewhere.
Whatever will be in UI, it will hide that IBus is used underneath.

To use another input method:
Same as currently. Remove ibus, install another. "System Settings" and
so on won't allow you to configure anything other than ibus.. but you
couldn't at the moment anyway.

In short:
When using IBus, experience is nicer. When using another input method,
no change.. except you might notice that the experience is not as nice
as IBus experience.


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