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Wayland Support For IBus Proposed

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Published on 09 April 2013 01:02 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland
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Support for the Intelligent Input Bus (IBus) within Wayland/Weston was proposed this weekend via a set of eighteen patches.

A set of 18 patches were posted by Jan Arne Petersen of Openismus to provide for the Intelligent Input Bus support, which also requires a Wayland-supported IBus implementation.

Implementing Wayland IBus support requires adding language and text direction data to the protocol plus a variety of other changes throughout, which amounts to over 1,600 lines of changed code.

The Wayland IBus patches can be currently found on wayland-devel and are pending review. With input not being a big focus on Phoronix, for those wishing to learn more about IBus itself, visit its Google Code page.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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