-------- Original Message -------- Subject: Re: [opensuse-m17n] Replace scim with IBUS From: Satoru Matsumoto email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Wed Jan 27 2010 17:19:28 GMT+0900 (JST)
If things go well with IBUS and people are happy with it, then we can gradually drop SCIM. But I guess dropping SCIM will happen first after 11.3.
When I tested IBus last year, I got some troubles in inputting Japanese with IBus. Maybe we need some more test before dropping SCIM.
I've recently installed iBus related packages from M17N repo and found some problems in inputting Japanese by iBus-Anthy on flash sites.
1) If iBus related packages are installed and iBus is set as default input method, flash doesn't work on Firefox and Chromium browser (at least). If I launch those browsers with "GTK_IM_MODULE=xim", flash will work.
2) Can't input any characters into text box on flash site. I know this is a known issue and tried a workaround (installing Flash Player 10.1 beta) which is introduced at http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=19926 But I couldn't successfully install Flash Player 10.1 beta to my environment (openSUSE 11.2 x86_64). :-( # I couldn't see any flash plugin on "about:plugins" page on Firefox.
With SCIM-Anthy, I can input characters into text box on flash site, if I launch Firefox with "GTK_IM_MODULE=xim".
As a Japanese user, unless those problems won't be solved, I can't agree to treat iBus as a default input method at least in Japanese environment.