Bug#661106: RFH: scim -- smart common input method platform
I request assistance with maintaining the scim package.
scim comprises software to input complex characters in non-latin languages
such as Chinese Hanzi, Japanese Kanji or Korean Hangul and others. It
enjoys widespread and growing use. scim is scheduled to be eventually
obsoleted by ibus. scim still has five times the user base and that base
in Debian is actually still growing faster than that of ibus. Developer
interest in scim has mostly faded away both in Debian and upstream.
My goal as maintainer is to keep the package usable for the benefits of its
users. That means making sure the package is free of RC bugs, adheres
to policy and submitted patches are eventually integrated. It does not
include original development and repeated calls for it in the past were
My co-maintainer requested to step down and I thank him for his support in the
past. Because of my limited time and skills I prefer to maintain most of my
packages in a team of at least two and thus would call for an interested
individual to step forward to fill the gap. Any area that you can help would
be appreciated and I would also be willing to do some limited mentorship for
someone getting their feet wet in packaging software. I understand packaging
reasonably well but I'm not a good coder, somebody with complimentary skillset
would be the perfect match.
The packaging work is published in http://git.debian.org/?p=collab-maint/scim.git
The package description is:
Smart Common Input Method (SCIM) is an input method (IM) platform. Input
methods are needed to enter complex characters in many non-latin languages.
SCIM provides a common platform for various plugin modules and independent IM
programs, as well as a set of modules and programs on its own. It is highly
modularized and exposes abstract interfaces, so that plugin modules with
different functions can easily communicate with each other.