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 <email@example.com> wrote:
> Quoting Aron Xu (firstname.lastname@example.org):
>> 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
> On the other hand, several other language tasks do Recommend some
> scim-<something> package. Most often, obviously for complex (to input)
> 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
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?