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Deprecation of the iBus client code. #287

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GoogleCodeExporter opened this issue Apr 22, 2015 · 5 comments

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As we announced before, the ibus client is now maintenance mode.  We had not 
actively committed for the ibus client.  To focus our limited resources on our 
core technology and clarify our decision, we will remove the code of ibus from 
our repository by the end of August 2015 at the latest.

Of course, any code of ibus is still available from the previous versions of 
our repository.   Anyone can fork the ibus client project too.

Thank you very much for your help and feedback to ibus-mozc so far.

Original issue reported on code.google.com by koma...@google.com on 13 Apr 2015 at 5:57

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Original comment by yukawa@google.com on 21 Apr 2015 at 6:15

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Original comment by yukawa@google.com on 21 Apr 2015 at 6:15

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Original comment by yukawa@google.com on 21 Apr 2015 at 6:16

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Original comment by yukawa@google.com on 21 Apr 2015 at 6:17

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@hiroyuki-komatsu hiroyuki-komatsu commented Aug 28, 2015

Due to other schedule conflicts, the actual date of ibus removal from Mozc repository is likely to be delayed. The ETA is by the end of this year but is still subject to change. Note that nothing has changed in the circumstances that led us to decide to deprecate ibus-mozc.

yukawa added a commit that referenced this issue Jan 10, 2016
Fixes #344.

Showing a status icon instead of the IME's product icon is a new feature
introduced by ibus/ibus@23c45b9 and has
been available since IBus 1.5.11.

Although supporting new IBus feature is not our goal any more,
supporting his feature before we delete ibus-mozc in #287 may help some
people.

BUG=#344
TEST=manually done on Fedora 23 KDE Plasma Desktop.
REF_BUG=
REF_CL=111381977
yukawa added a commit that referenced this issue Jan 10, 2016
Fixes #344.

Showing a status icon instead of the IME's product icon is a new feature
introduced by ibus/ibus@23c45b9 and has
been available since IBus 1.5.11.  Hence this CL adds 'icon_prop_key' to
mozc.xml when the IBus version is 1.5.11 or later.

Although supporting new IBus feature is not our goal any more,
supporting his feature before we delete ibus-mozc in #287 may help some
people.

One thing you should keep in mind is that the version of IBus is checked
at build time, not run-time.  This means that if you upgrade IBus from
1.5.10 or prior to 1.5.11 or later then you have to rebuild ibus-mozc so
that mozc.xml can be updated.

BUG=#344
TEST=manually done on Fedora 23 KDE Plasma Desktop.
REF_BUG=
REF_CL=111381977
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