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[openFATE 308892] Replace scim with IBUS
Feature changed by: Ray chen (swyear)
Feature #308892, revision 17
Title: Replace scim with IBUS

openSUSE-11.3: Rejected by Andreas Jaeger (a_jaeger)
reject date: 2010-11-08 16:49:56
reject reason: Not done for 11.3.
Requester: Important

openSUSE-11.4: Rejected by Satoru Matsumoto (heliosreds)
reject reason: 11.4 has been already released.
Requester: Important

openSUSE Distribution: Unconfirmed
Requester: Desirable

Requested by: Mingxi Wu (mingxi_wu)
Partner organization:

SCIM upstream is almost dead. We should not keep an unmaintained
software in openSUSE.
IBUS (, a new developed input method is
very active and full functionality, and other distributions like Ubuntu
( and Fedora
already had done this. 
We have some contributors done the IBUS packaging at OBS .
Everything is OK on my openSUSE 11.2 box except fail to enable it in a
gnomesu window, but this is not a problem as other distributions don't
have this bug.

#1: Rémy Marquis (spyhawk) (2010-03-02 08:32:22)
ibus in openSUSE by default would be great. Also, ibus seems to solve
many problems that occur with others IME under Linux (such as no dead
keys for no-US keyboard), and is far better integrated under KDE4,
thanks to kimpanel.
I am using the packages of swyear and everything is working without

#2: Vincent Untz (vuntz) (2010-08-24 10:14:31)
We should do this for 11.4.

#3: Satoru Matsumoto (heliosreds) (2010-08-25 06:05:25)
As I posted to -m17n list before, there have been some problems in
inputting with iBus on Flash sites.
Please go to for
Using Firefox (and also Chromium) on openSUSE 11.3 x86_64, I can't
input any characters into input box on that site with iBus. SCIM also
has a similar problem (cannot launch SCIM-Anthy), but I can input ASCII
characters with SCIM at least. (As far as I confirmed, launching
Firefox (and also Chromium) with 'GTK_IM_MODULE=xim' will be the
solution for this problem both for iBus and SCIM)
In addition, we don't have a substitution of scim-input-pad (necessary
for inputting special characters) for iBus ATM. There's a project
'Input Pad' and we can find the source code of 'ibus-input-pad' there,
but it hasn't been packaged for openSUSE yet.
I think these problems should be solved before replacing SCIM with

#5: Rémy Marquis (spyhawk) (2010-12-05 22:45:29) (reply to #3)
It seems the Flash bug has been solved with recent Flash release. Thus,
I guess nothing is preventing us to deprecate SCIM now.

#4: Satoru Matsumoto (heliosreds) (2010-08-25 06:18:04)
'Input Pad' Project site:
See also:

#6: Satoru Matsumoto (heliosreds) (2011-05-05 05:03:33)
There seem to be few disadvantages of replacing SCIM with iBus as a
default input framework ATM. Although a bug (kimpanel(?) will be
disappeared from task bar on KDE when we install GNOME 3) is reported
to -ja list and should be solved until 12.1, I have no objection to
replace SCIM with iBus now.

#7: M Koyama (suse-koyama) (2011-05-05 10:31:58)
I think scim is not stable. I's better Replace scim with IBUS.

+ #8: Ray chen (swyear) (2011-06-15 15:53:35)
+ ibus is now mature enough, many distributions had use ibus as default
+ input method for years. I think it's OK for most people. and we can
+ also ship scim, fcitx, gcin... in DVD as alternative choise

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