Bug 513901

Summary: ibus-table setup does not store config settings
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Jens Petersen <petersen>
Component: ibus-tableAssignee: Mike FABIAN <mfabian>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Priority: low    
Version: rawhideCC: bochecha, dchen, i18n-bugs, me, mfabian, tfujiwar, yshao
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Description Jens Petersen 2009-07-26 21:41:27 EDT
Description of problem:
ibus-table config is not using gconf to store configuration settings.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. change ibus-table config
2. restart desktop
3. use ibus-table
Actual results:
configuration lost

Expected results:
configuration to persist
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 06:07:47 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

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Comment 2 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2010-07-14 20:20:21 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
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Comment 4 Jens Petersen 2010-11-18 22:24:25 EST
No change I believe.

Is there anything or what is there to save?
Would it be a useful feature?
Comment 5 Jens Petersen 2011-01-07 04:08:34 EST
Comment 6 Caius Chance 2012-06-25 20:12:41 EDT
phuang once suggested me to install ibus-gnome to have settings able to be saved. The info was for previous version of Fedora and ibus, so I think the package names / steps are different now. AFAIR ibus needs gconf registries to store settings.
Comment 7 Caius Chance 2012-06-25 20:16:25 EDT
The solution of adding ibus-gnome (or similar) packages as dependency of ibus, was not welcomed by those who dislikes gconf/gnome in their gnome-free systems.
Comment 8 fujiwara 2012-06-25 23:38:46 EDT
Fedora 17 or later uses ibus 1.5. (ibus 1.4.99).
The definition of ibus_config_set_value() was changed.
The argument needs to be GVariant but ibus-table tries to send the raw values which were used in old ibus python.

# grep set_value /usr/share/ibus-table/engine/table.py
        self._config.set_value (
            self._config.set_value( self._config_section,

So ibus-table needs to be modified to support ibus 1.5.

E.g. ibus-anthy converts the raw values to GLib.Variant values:

The numbers 1.3, 1.4... are supported ibus versions.
Comment 9 fujiwara 2012-06-25 23:49:51 EDT
(In reply to comment #8)
> Fedora 17 or later uses ibus 1.5. (ibus 1.4.99).
> The definition of ibus_config_set_value() was changed.

The get_value() is also changed. Now it returns GVariant value.

Also I noticed ibus-table uses set_icon() for ibus panel menu but icon menus are not enabled in GNOME GtkStatusIcon by default.
So probably it's good to call set_label too:


--- /usr/share/ibus-table/engine/table.py.orig
+++ /usr/share/ibus-table/engine/table.py
@@ -994,9 +994,11 @@ class tabengine (ibus.EngineBase):
         if self._full_width_letter[self._mode]:
             self._letter_property.set_icon ( u'%s%s' % (self._icon_dir, 'full-letter.svg') )
+            self._letter_property.set_label ( u'%s' % _("Full") )
             self._letter_property.set_tooltip ( _(u'Switch to half-width letter') )
             self._letter_property.set_icon ( u'%s%s' % (self._icon_dir, 'half-letter.svg') )
+            self._letter_property.set_label ( u'%s' % _("Half") )
             self._letter_property.set_tooltip ( _(u'Switch to full-width letter') )
         if self._full_width_punct[self._mode]:
Comment 10 Mike FABIAN 2012-12-06 03:20:11 EST
Actually the saving of the property options already works 
both in f17 and f18. I.e. this bug has been fixed long ago already.

Nevertheless it makes sense to migrate the code to use
the new pygobject3 API Fujiwaras San recommends to do this in comment#8.

I’ll try to do that.
Comment 11 Mike FABIAN 2013-01-10 01:58:16 EST
I ported to the GOpbjectIntrospection API as suggested:

Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2013-01-10 11:48:02 EST
ibus-table- has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
Comment 13 Fedora Update System 2013-01-10 12:44:57 EST
ibus-table- has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
Comment 14 Fedora Update System 2013-01-10 16:30:02 EST
Package ibus-table-
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 18 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing ibus-table-'
as soon as you are able to.
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then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Comment 15 Fedora Update System 2013-01-23 11:14:10 EST
ibus-table- has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 16 Fedora Update System 2013-01-23 11:14:53 EST
ibus-table- has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.