[Pkg-ime-devel] Sunpinyin uploaded to Experimental

Liang Guo bluestonechina at gmail.com
Mon Nov 22 05:44:34 UTC 2010

Hi, Thomas,

I'm sorry that I have not reply until now. I have a little busy recently.
On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 1:36 PM, Thomas Goirand <zigo at debian.org> wrote:
> Hi Liang Guo,
> I have uploaded the 5 packages of Sunpinyin that you built. It will need
> to wait for the ftp-masters approval to get in tough.
It's a GREAT news, hope sunpinyin can enter experimental soon.
> It would be great if you could consider using Git to maintain the
> packages. Best would be to create an account on alioth.debian.org, and
> possibly get approval to join the IME group there, so then you can have
> commit access to git.debian.org. I maintain all of my packages this way
> (only very few of them aren't team maintained).
I use git locally to trace the change, but have not pushed them to any public
git repository, IME team don't have git repository on alioth, most package
maintained by IME team use bzr on Launchpad to store their source code.
so I'm considering whether use collab-maint git on alioth or switch to bzr
version control system.
> You also have to remember that the ftp-masters have announced that they
> are quite busy, and wouldn't have time to approve any new package before
> Squeeze is released. Also, the page showing new packages [1] is showing
> that there's a waiting time of 3 weeks to 2 months (hard to tell just by
> watching the queue). So do not expect Sunpinyin to get into Experimental
> before at least a month (let's hope that Squeeze is released next month!).
> Now, I have to tell that I'm really happy with Sunpinyin, and my wife as
> well. We both switched to it and use it exclusively. I still have
> scim-pinyin installed, but I don't use it anymore. Especially, we are
> happy since there is a SCIM module available, as we both found ibus
> quite buggy (if you set ibus to display words horizontally, each time
> you pass the mouse over these words, it crashes stupidly on my wife's
> Ubuntu...). Considering that I didn't see any issue, I think it will be
> ok to upload to SID just right after Squeeze is released.
> Note that I didn't really try xsunpinyin, as I still think it's best to
> have SCIM or ibus in the between. Maybe others will have a different
> opinion, as you mentioned to me on instant messaging.
Before I upload them to mentors, I've ever used xsunpinyin, scim-sunpinyin
for several days, and tested them with kde, gnome, openoffice, iceweasel,
kate, gedit and other frequently used application. so I think they are good
enough for daily works. For ibus-sunpinyin, I use it day and day.

Thank you very much for your help and mentor.
Liang Guo

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