[Pkg-ime-devel] Bug#746971: ibus-el should be updated for Gobject Introspection, or ...

Osamu Aoki osamu at debian.org
Sun May 4 13:42:10 UTC 2014

Source: ibus-el
Version: 0.3.2-2
Severity: normal

I am sending copy of this bug report to everyone who has been involved
with this package.  This is prelude to the package removal request.

ibus-el is written while using the ibus-python binding.  The ibus
upstream has moved to Gobject Introspection based binding and the
ibus-python part is becoming unmaintained portion of ibus package and
ibus-python is about to be removed.  (I as ibus maintainer is reluctant
to keep supporting ibus-python.)

I know nothing was proposed for https://bugs.debian.org/725379 .
This is also low popcon=103 package.  (ibus-anthy=638, ibus-mozc=350)
I also never used this package.

Unless this package is updated for new Gobject Introspection based
binding, this package will not function.  Unless someone raise his hand
to do that, I propose to ***remove*** this package.

Please note if you really wish to use this package to use EMACS directly
under non-X environment, you can do that with uim based tools.  uim is
LISP so it is natural fit for EMACS user too :-)

EMACS can be used with normal ibus under X using ibus-anthy, ibus-skk,


-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.14-1-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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