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Re: [Varnamproject-discuss] Can't get libvarnam-ibus to work

From: Kevin Martin
Subject: Re: [Varnamproject-discuss] Can't get libvarnam-ibus to work
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 22:02:44 +0530


Some changes to

I'm new to go and I had to spend an evening to figure out how to set up varnamd. Hope this helps.

On Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 7:39 AM, Navaneeth K N <address@hidden> wrote:
On 11/04/16 8:53 PM, Kevin Martin wrote:
> In short:
> 1. libvarnam-ibus and libvarnam seems pretty stable. Priority on
> packaging them into a single .deb.
> 2. Test varnamd, look for bugs and fix them. Make installation/setting
> up smoother.
> Correct me if I'm wrong on these 2 regards. It would be helpful if we
> can label existing issues that should be fixed for v1.1. I haven't
> played around with varnamd much, I will do that this week.

Will do the labeling today.

Varnamd is simple. It acts as a HTTP server and you can configure
upstream server for it. Varnamd automatically syncs the word corpus
between upstream and the node where it runs.

> On Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 12:31 PM, Navaneeth K N <address@hidden
> <mailto:address@hidden>> wrote:
>     On 09/04/16 1:34 AM, Kevin Martin wrote:
>     > Hi,
>     >
>     > Finally got it to work. It was all issues with ibus. In kubuntu 15.10, I
>     > was not having ibus as the default input method (even though my input
>     > method preferences said ibus was default). Setting it as default again
>     > solved the issue. However, I cannot type in varnam-ml in firefox. I
>     > switched to arabic to test and the characters print in firefox. Another
>     > weird thing is that I could not get ibus to work in ubuntu 15.10 unity
>     > yet, though it comes with ibus as default input method. Seems like
>     > ibus's behaviour changes from one desktop environment to another.
>     Nice to know that it worked for you. iBus also need good documentation
>     and many things changes based on the version, GTK version etc.
>     >
>     > What are your plans for libvarnam-ibus?
>     Long pending one is to make it ready for users. IMO, varnam-ibus works
>     really well and I didn't had issues with it so far. We need to cleanup
>     the `varnamd` integration and make the installation smooth. So that
>     anyone who needs to use it can use it without any hassle.
>     So my first plan will be to release a v1. I will create a label in the
>     repo and add issues under it. Please do the same for all the issues that
>     you come across.
>     If you can, I'd also like you to take up and maintain the whole project.
>     We can get Balu's help in packaging.
>     >
>     > thanks,
>     >
>     > Kevin Martin Jose
>     --
>     Thanks,
>     Navaneeth


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