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Fri Jun 2 07:10:43 EEST 2006
uim-1.1.0-beta is now available from download at:
uim-1.1.0-beta.tar.gz (md5sum c9349242415a4755785ab98dd2cacd5e)
uim-1.1.0-beta.tar.bz2 (md5sum 13d8523f351be80a89dc75b8c3740344)
Overview of changes from 1.1.0-alpha to 1.1.0-beta
* New features
- hankaku katakana conversion with Anthy-7802 (Etsushi)
- prevent startup hang in a rare case (Etsushi)
- Latin IM
- update table (Etsushi)
uim 1.1.0-beta Release Note
About This Release
This distribution of uim 1.1.0-beta is a preview release for testing
purpose. Since it may contain serious unknown problems, it should not
be used for important works. For such situations, use our latest
stable release uim 1.0.1.
Please report us if you find a problem.
Mailinglist: uim at freedesktop.org
Bug tracking system: http://bugs.freedesktop.org/
Following features are highlight of this release. See NEWS for all
- icon support for toolbar
- menu-based quick IM switching from toolbar
And for developers writing uim-related software, there are some major
interface changes must be followed. Please update your codes (with
- Add icon support to helper protocol
- Context-originated IM switching of other contexts
See doc/COMPATIBILITY for the details and other compatibility issues.
Notes for Packagers and System Integrators
- Due to the helper protocol incompatibility, 3rd party input-state
indicators (aka applets) and bridges must be updated to newer
version that supports the new protocol. Handle version dependency
- Static library building has been disabled by default. Enable it
explicitly if needed
The version 1.0 was bumped as the termination of the development
direction of the ex-leader. After then, the design and development
policies, and thus goals and direction are changed to the new
leader's. Though the 1.1 signals little about the changes, the next
milestones show where we go. It is a way to achieve simple, easily
extensible and high code-quality input method environment.
- uim 1.2.0
Release for internal improvement. No user-visible changes other
than resource consumption reduction.
The non-standard-conformant Scheme interpreter of libuim will be
replaced with newly developed SigScheme to make a room for next
- uim 1.3.0
Release for internal simplification. No user-visible changes.
The complicated C part of uim which prevents extensions, design
improvements and automated input method tests will be turned into
Scheme codes or optimized out.
- uim 1.4.0 and later
The time for drastic reconstruction. Many user-visible changes.
The bridge and IM interface will be revised for better focus and
reset handlings, and the composer framework will be introduced for
extensible IM development.
If you find any bug, please file the bug at https://bugs.freedesktop.org/
or send to this list.
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