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2009-05-14 - Fedora Test Day - IBus input method



Greetings testers,

IBus input method - Ibus has been rewritten in C, and provides a simple,
clean default system for changing the way international users input
information into a Fedora system.
Most of the work on iBus is being done upstream by Huang Peng. This
feature proposal covers moving from scim to ibus as the default input
method framework for Fedora 11
iBus is designed to improve a number of deficiencies of scim:

* Ibus has been rewritten in C. Scim written in C++ using STL has
problems with weak symbol conflicts without the added complexity and
lower stability of the scim-bridge layer to workaround that.
* It is possible to write client and engines for ibus in any language
that supports dbus bindings.
* ibus loads engines on demand rather than all installed engines as scim
does, which improves the startup time and memory footprint.
* scim loads engines as dl-modules so a problem in any engine can take
down scim, whereas in ibus because the processes are separated only a
faulty process will die leaving rest of the system working normally.
* The architecture of ibus is bus-centric and so much closer to the CJK
OSS Forum Workgroup 3 draft "Specification of IM engine Service Provider
Interface" architecture, which might be supportable in the future.

I'd like to invite you to join #fedora-qa this Thursday, May 14, 2009 to
test Ibus input method.Get more details from:
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Day:2009-05-14_iBus

Thanks,
Liam


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