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Bug#672423: task-kannada-desktop: please remove scim-tables from Depends


Sorry for my late reply...

On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 3:55 AM, Christian PERRIER <bubulle@debian.org> wrote:
> Quoting Aron Xu (happyaron.xu@gmail.com):
>> Package: task-kannada-desktop
>> Severity: important
>> Please remove scim-tables from Depends as we are trying to get rid the
>> package from Debian. scim-tables has a dead upstream for years, not
>> maintained in Debian and very buggy now. Please advise relevant users
>> to use ibus-table instead.
> This task and task-malayalam-desktop were the only one to *Depend* on
> scim-<something>. Indeed, both were depending on
> scim-tables-additionnal.
> On the other hand, several other language tasks do Recommend some
> scim-<something> package. Most often, obviously for complex (to input)
> languages.
> So, as a safe change, I did not drop the dependency but turned it into
> a Recommends.

Thanks, we are still preparing an upload for finally providing all
those scim-table-<whatever>, even though only rarely used ones are
missing (and they are already supported by libm17n, btw). Replacing
existing ones with ibus-m17n or fcitx-m17n should be safe.

> I however wonder what alternative should be offerred for language tasks
> that were using SCIM. I guess there is a preferred input method for
> them?

Currently the 1st recommended is IBus, and 2nd is Fcitx.

> Would you indeed mind looking at the entire debian/control file for
> tasksel and make recommendations for input methods depending on
> languages. I bet you're a much better specialist than me or other
> tasksel maintainers...:-)

Sure, but I can only look at them after June 12th, which is a bit late
for freeze, but I think it shouldn't be a problem?

Aron Xu

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