[Pkg-ime-devel] [ibus] about ibus input engine packaging.

Daiki Ueno ueno at unixuser.org
Sun Jun 9 08:39:08 UTC 2013

Ma Xiaojun <damage3025 at gmail.com> writes:

>> On the other hand, <setup> is a last resort to support some setup
>> programs that needs extra arguments to start up.  Using it for Debian
>> local problem is not a way to go IMHO.
> What's wrong with explicit <setup> ?

Because it has not announced that <setup> is mandatory, and actually it
is only necessary on Debian based distro.  The engine upstreams might
not be interested in merging such a change (at least, less likely than
.desktop patch), although...

> Exactly same thing is done for ibus-engine-*

...makes some sense.

>> > Why break things when things are not broken?
>> I don't understand your question.
> Do you understand what is "stable API"?

I was asking about practical things which will be broken, not your
theory.  I think we should minimize the impact, particularly the number
of Debian local patches which we need to maintain for the future.  Have
you compared your approach with other approaches from that point?

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