[Pkg-ime-devel] Bug#782453: ibus-cangjie: Many UX issues fixed upstream

Mathieu Bridon bochecha at daitauha.fr
Sun Apr 12 10:51:27 UTC 2015

Package: ibus-cangjie
Version: 2.2-2
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

The version of ibus-cangjie in Jessie (2.2) contains many issues which were fixed upstream in subsequent releases.

The 2.3 release fixes:

* a serious usability issue, where we would in some cases suggest duplicate characters to the users:
* a python traceback (in the background, not crashing the engine, but which was nevertheless triggering automatic crash catchers):
* an incorrect translation for Taiwan users:

And the 2.4 release works around another serious usability issue, where the candidate popup was misplaced (i.e not at the input cursor, but at the bottom of the screen) on some applications, most notably Firefox (which is quite the common app):

This is a leaf package, which shouldn't break anything in the distribution.

However, having ibus-cangjie up to date in Jessie would mean that Hong Kong people (who majoritarily input Chinese with a Cangjie input method) would have a great out-of-the box experience with Jessie.

Please update ibus-cangjie to 2.4 in Jessie. The best thing would be in the initial release, else at a release point, and else in backports.

As the upstream developer for ibus-cangjie, I'm willing to work with you to review differences, help backport patches, or anything else which could help.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.0
  APT prefers testing-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'testing-updates'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_HK.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_HK.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages ibus-cangjie depends on:
ii  dconf-gsettings-backend [gsettings-backend]  0.22.0-1
ii  gir1.2-ibus-1.0                              1.5.9-1
ii  ibus                                         1.5.9-1
ii  python3                                      3.4.2-2
ii  python3-gi                                   3.14.0-1
ii  python3-pycangjie                            1.2-1
pn  python3:any                                  <none>

ibus-cangjie recommends no packages.

ibus-cangjie suggests no packages.

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