[FFe] Revert blacklisting of Indic layouts

Bug #1707929 reported by Gunnar Hjalmarsson on 2017-08-01
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xkeyboard-config
Fix Released
Critical
xkeyboard-config (Debian)
Fix Released
Unknown
xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu)
High
Gunnar Hjalmarsson

Bug Description

In xkeyboard-config 2.19-1 several Indic keyboard layouts were moved to "extras".

https://cgit.freedesktop.org/xkeyboard-config/commit/?id=913af7

The measure has been criticized and has been reverted afterwards at both freedesktop.org and Debian. We should make sure it's reverted in Ubuntu 17.10 as well.

Changed in xkeyboard-config:
importance: Unknown → Critical
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Changed in xkeyboard-config (Debian):
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

To the release team: This would be a simple change: We could just add the Debian level patch which moves the Indic language back from "extras".

summary: - Revert blacklisting of Indic layouts
+ [FFe] Revert blacklisting of Indic layouts
Iain Lane (laney) wrote :

02/10 15:15:18 <Laney> GunnarHj: sorry about that - looks OK to me, feel free to merge the pkg with Debian (that's the only change there)

Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :
Changed in xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj)
status: Triaged → In Progress
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

uploaded

Changed in xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package xkeyboard-config - 2.19-1.1ubuntu1

---------------
xkeyboard-config (2.19-1.1ubuntu1) artful; urgency=medium

  * Merge with Debian (LP: #1707929), remaining changes:
    - control, rules, xkb-data-i18n.install, xkb-data.install: Split out
      xkb-data-i18n to be used by console-setup.
    - xkb-data.postinst: Remove the xkb cache to make sure it gets
      regenerated.
    - debian/patches/elfdalian-kb-layout.diff

xkeyboard-config (2.19-1.1) unstable; urgency=medium

  * Non-maintainer upload.
  * Revert blacklisting of Indic layouts (Closes: #865316)

 -- Gunnar Hjalmarsson <email address hidden> Mon, 02 Oct 2017 21:46:00 +0200

Changed in xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Nathan Willis (n8) wrote :

Happy to see this fixed; thank you. What are the chances it could be backported to 17.04?

It seems straightforward enough; it certainly interferes with my ability to work on Indic support in my projects and, by extension, other people's ability to test....

Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

@Nathan: We don't backport changes to this package unless some really important bug is spotted. The reason is that many users make custom keyboard configuration by editing xkb-data files, and a package update in a stable release would wipe out such changes. So no, sorry. (17.04 will only live 3 more months anyway.)

Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

Btw, it's easy to 'unhide' the Indic layouts in 17.04. Just open a terminal window and run:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.input-sources show-all-sources true

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