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[Bug 875435] Re: iBus indicator does not show on the panel


So I'll sponsor the patch as-is with the change to the ibus-daemon
parameters. This affects both Oneiric and Precise, but we'll start with
pushing this to precise-proposed for testing, at which point we can also
upload to oneiric-proposed.

** Description changed:

+ [Impact]
+ Impacts all users of CJK languages or any other user depending on IBUS for character composition. This is a rather large user base and the prority of this bug has been updated as to reflect the impact on users.
+ The missing indicator on session start disables users from having a visual cue of the current state of the ibus support for their session, as well as the current ibus input method in use, which may change during the course of a session. Furthermore, since the underlying issue appears to be related to ibus-daemon startup, this may render ibus input unusable until the daemon is restarted.
+ [Development Fix]
+ Fix is as discussed in this bug report, to apply the debdiff provided by Ikuya Awashiro. This change modifies the parameters passed to ibus-daemon when it is started by the session manager on a new session; and makes ibus-daemon replace any previously running ibus daemon for the user.
+ [Stable Fix]
+ See "Development Fix".
+ [Test Case]
+ 1) Start a Unity session with a CJK language (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese) or any other language depending on ibus to compose characters.
+ 2) Verify that the ibus indicator is shown in the Unity panel, and that ibus input can be used.
+ The indicator should be visible in all cases. Since this bug is akin to
+ a race condition, it may need a few startups to trigger the bug.
+ [Regression Potential]
+ Minimal, this only affects the ibus daemon on session startup in the way that it gets spawned by the session manager: it will replace any other running ibus daemon at the time, though none should be running before ibus-daemon gets spawned regardless. A different (or the same) ibus daemon can still be started manually.
+ Possible issues could include the ibus daemon failing to start altogether with the session, in which case the ibus input methods would be unavailable, and can be started manually by users (using a terminal).
+ ------
  iBus still run but doesn't show off in the panel, in every way. The only
  thing to make it right is do ibus-deamon -rxd
  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
  Package: ibus
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.20-generic 3.0.4
  Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic i686
  ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu3
  Architecture: i386
  Date: Sun Oct 16 09:19:00 2011
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release i386 (20110427.1)
  SourcePackage: ibus
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-10-13 (2 days ago)

** Also affects: ibus (Ubuntu Oneiric)
   Importance: Undecided
       Status: New

** Also affects: ibus (Ubuntu Precise)
   Importance: Medium
       Status: Triaged

** Changed in: ibus (Ubuntu Oneiric)
       Status: New => Triaged

** Changed in: ibus (Ubuntu Oneiric)
   Importance: Undecided => Medium

** Changed in: ibus (Ubuntu Precise)
       Status: Triaged => In Progress

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