[FFe] [needs-packaging] caribou
Caribou is GNOME 3's replacement for gok. It is a themeable on-screen keyboard and library. The standalone caribou tries to intelligently place itself next to the active text input. Unfortunately this doesn't work well in Firefox or in full-screen terminals for instance. It still may improve to be a good competitor to onboard or the basic library could be built into an appropriate Ubuntu-themed screen keyboard similar to what GNOME Shell 3.2 does.
Because Caribou has now been built into GNOME Shell 3.2, we need to get it in the Ubuntu 11.10 repositories or else we risk shipping either an out-of-date GNOME Shell or an ugly patch. Since it is now part of GNOME Core, we can expect it to be maintained.
ricotz has been working with the Debian GNOME team on packaging:
Unfortunately, caribou 0.3.91 doesn't actually run (at least not in standalone mode):
GNOME Shell doesn't need caribou to work though, just that it's installed.
- [FFe] [needs-packaging] caribou
+ [needs-packaging] [FFe] [needs-packaging] caribou
|Changed in ubuntu:|
|importance:||Undecided → Wishlist|
- [needs-packaging] [FFe] [needs-packaging] caribou
+ [FFe] [needs-packaging] caribou
|affects:||Ubuntu Oneiric → caribou (Ubuntu Oneiric)|
|Changed in caribou (Ubuntu Oneiric):|
|status:||Fix Committed → Fix Released|