Maliit 0.99.1 Release

A new Maliit release was overdue. With this release a lot of smaller changes happened and a lot of bugs got fixed.

Some of the bigger changes are:

  • We provide a Qt 5 input context in maliit-framework now.
  • The Nemo keyboard plugin uses the Glacier-UI graphics now.
  • The Gtk+ support was updated to use GDBus instead of dbus-glib.

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What is it?

Maliit provides a flexible and cross-platform input method framework. It has a plugin-based client-server architecture where applications act as clients and communicate with the Maliit server via input context plugins. Maliit is an open source framework (LGPL 2) with open source plugins (BSD).

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Who contributed to this release?

  • Aaron Kennedy
  • Aleksi Suomalainen
  • Gianni Valdambrini
  • Gunnar Sletta
  • Hyung Song
  • Jan Arne Petersen
  • Krzesimir Nowak
  • Martin T. H. Sandsmark
  • Michael Hasselmann
  • Michael Sheldon
  • Mike Sheldon
  • Pekka Vuorela
  • Sami Kananoja
  • William Hua

What changed in detail?

Changes in framework since 0.99.0

  • Introduced Qt5 input context, replacing the one provided by Qt. Can be enabled by CONFIG+=qt5-inputcontext
  • Move maliit-glib from GTK+ input context package back into frameowrk
  • Use GDBus in maliit-glib
  • Allow plugin window reactive area and input method area reported to application differ
  • Fix window state to have transient hint and window type as with Maliit 0.8x
  • Made the dependency from xcb optional
  • Added a CONFIG option to disable the hardware keyboard

Changes in plugins since 0.99.0

  • New plugin settings:
    • auto_repeat_behaviour: A tuple of integers, comma-separated, controlling delay and interval of pressed-down keys.
  • Switch Nemo keyboard to Glacier-UI graphics
  • Add support for extra small key widths to maliit-keyboard
  • Add support for arrow icons in maliit-keyboard

Changes in inputcontext-gtk since 0.99.0

  • Move maliit-glib back to maliit-framework
  • Fail gracefully without running maliit server
  • Make X11 support conditionally

Bug Fixes

  • Clear preedit state on input context reset
  • Reshow virtual keyboard when hardware keyboard disappears
  • Fix bugs with Qt 5.3, Qt 5.4 and Qt 5.5