I finally purchased a tablet PC for testing usability of recent GNU/Linux desktop on touch devices. Though there are not so many choices that meet my requirements (PC compatible, reasonably fast and cheap, and available in my country), Acer ICONIA TAB W500 looked fine. Actually F-15 final installed on that device without any problem and GNOME-Shell works fine on it (the peformance is not that bad as I expected from its 1GHz CPU clock).
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I released eekboard 0.90.4 and built it in F-16 and F-15. Major changes from the last release include theme support ported from GNOME-Shell. You can now customize colors, fonts, and border widths, etc. by editing a CSS file.
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I built eekboard 0.90.2 in Fedora (for F-16, F-15, and F-14). eekboard is so-called on-screen keyboard, that is software implemented keyboard for touch screen devices. Continue reading “eekboard 0.90 released”
2010 was a much better year to me than 2009 and 2008. I’m writing this entry because it might be a good idea to summarize this year to help myself make decisions in the future. That being so, this entry is not intended for public viewing 😉
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ibus-skk (Japanese SKK input engine for the IBus input framework) became one-year-old on Dec 4 and a new version 1.3.5 has been released yesterday. However, the initial release 0.0.1 was much simpler than 1.3.5 (the code size was 3 times smaller – only 1,500 lines). For those who want great simplicity and live backwards in time, here is information downgrading to ibus-skk 0.0.1.
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I guess that most of you haven’t heard of “thumb shift keyboard”, a special keyboard typing method designed for Japanese word processors. I recently got a feature request (from 2 users!) to support it in ibus-skk.
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Since this April, I spent significant amount of time to implement surrounding text retrieval support in the IBus input method (IM) framework.
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