[Pkg-ime-devel] RFS: scim-kmfl-imengine
doug_rintoul at sil.org
Tue Dec 11 17:37:07 UTC 2007
Ming Hua wrote:
> Scim package is already set up to handle all_ALL, it just doesn't set it
> to default (and it shouldn't). I believe no packages that currently use
> im-switch change all_ALL by default.
Can you explain what you mean by scim being set up to handle all_ALL? On
all the Debian and Ubuntu systems I have seen
/etc/X11/xinit/xinput.d/all_ALL is linked to
/etc/alternatives/xinput-all_ALL which is linked to
/etc/X11/xinit/xinput.d/default. From what I can see, since all_ALL is
ultimately linked to default, then the default behaviour for any locale
which does not have an input method explicitly assigned to it via
im-switch is to have no input method. Is it that
/var/lib/dpkg/alternatives/xinput-all_ALL has entries for both scim and
scim-immodule, and thus provides the ability to use im-switch or
update-alternatives to set the im for all_ALL to scim or scim-immodule?
I think a light bulb just went on in my head and I now understand the
alternative system a bit better.
> I feel the best way to handle the
> situation in scim-kmfl-engine is to have a debconf question explaining
> the need to use GTK+ IM module, then offer to set it, with default to no
> (I still don't think it shouldn't be changed unless the user/admin
> explicitly asks). And when the answer to the question is yes, do things
> along the line of "update-alternatives --set xinput-all_ALL
> /etc/X11/xinit/xinput.d/scim-immodule" or "im-switch -z all_ALL -s
This makes sense. Right now, I am anxious to get scim-kmfl-imengine into
Debian before Dec. 13 since this is the cut off date for Ubuntu's Hardy
Heron. I am not sure if this is possible now, but if it would make it
easier for a sponsor to upload kmfl to Debian, I would be willing to
forgo having scim-kmfl-imengine do any postint/prerm. Perhaps I would
add it at a later date, when all the ramifications have been sorted out.
A quick search on the web shows that kmfl is being used with
Ubuntu/Debian distros despite there not being a complete version in
Debian. It would be good to make it official.
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