[Pkg-ime-devel] RFS: scim-kmfl-imengine

Ming Hua minghua at rice.edu
Fri Dec 7 23:31:20 UTC 2007

On Fri, Dec 07, 2007 at 02:54:48PM -0800, Doug Rintoul wrote:
> Ming Hua wrote:
> >
> >> The solution given was to edit /etc/X11/xinit/xinput.d/scim and change
> >> the xim references to scim.
> >
> > This is just plainly misinformed suggestion.  Ubuntu also ships the
> > scim-immodule setting, the proper way has always been using im-switch,
> > instead of changing the configurations file.  I've seen such suggestions
> > given elsewhere, I just don't have time to correct it every time I see
> > it.
> >   
> I was trying to remember why I did not think scim-immodule a good 
> solution and then realized that the qt im module was disabled in the 
> gutsy version. But I see that the current SCIM debian package does have 
> support for both qt and gtk immodules.

Right.  This was added in 1.4.7-2.  The previous Debian versions didn't
have it because when im-switch settings were first added, scim-qtimm
package didn't exist.  Then there was etch release.  It probably should
have been added immediately after etch release, I just forgot about it.

> I will be glad to remove the scim-kmfl im-switch file from the 
> scim-imengine package since scim-immodule now covers all of kmfl's 
> needs.

Good to hear.

> And I will use the debconf question to offer to set im-switch to 
> scim-immodule if you think that would be acceptable.

I have absolutely no problem with that. Im-switch setting, being a part
of the alternative system, is always for system admin to change.  And
debconf question is a good way to do that.

I am curious about how you are going to set im-switch though.  Are you
going to set them just for several specific languages?  Or are you going
to set the all_ALL (pseudo-)locale setting?  Or is there another way to
set it for all languages that I don't know?

> Thanks Ming for taking the time to respond. Much appreciated.

You are very welcome.  And thanks for doing the packaging work of yet
another piece of SCIM-related software.


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