The minichinput project and the fcitx project teams decide to merge and ask to move to freedesktop.org, host our new merged project there. The new project name is proposed "AfterChinput."
SCIM is an input method platform (or framework), which is written with C++. Currently SCIM provides X11 XIM as well as GTK2 native input method support, and can be extended to other protocol easily, eg. IIIMF. Please consider to port "AfterChinput" onto the SCIM
"ChillyShapes," "Chilli," "ChillySign"?
Or how about "Chinx"/"ChinX"/"ChInX"?
Chinx sounds good, chinix makes people think it's an OS.
Chinx would be pronounced 'Chinks', which used to be a (I think not very polite) term used in some English speaking countries to refer to Chinese people in the plural.
I didn't get the 'chili' references either - perhaps references to spicy Sichuan cousine?
There is already a chinput, maybe you could be something like hanziX, sinokey, or cjkinput? (also I think chinix is fine...)
Sino is not very polite in Japanese, many people in China prefer to avoid the name, while european people don't feel sino a "impolite" word (I guess so).
I very strongly suggest not going with "ChInX" ("chinks"), as it's used to refer to Asian people (mainly Chinese), and it's not very polite. It's generally used in a racist context.
Cool, Alan. I love his comment,which is very clear.
The X.org Group chose to reform itself as the X.org Foundation in
order to open up participation to a wider range of community members and to respond to the much greater presence of open source participation in the Unix & X worlds since the days of the original X Consortium.
The old X.org was an industry consortium, the new X.org Foundation is a non-profit open source group much like the GNOME Foundation. The difference is membership will no longer be restricted to companies who pay thousands of dollars per year and the honorary membership of the XFree86 Project, but will be open, allowing the community a much greater say in the ongoing development of the X Window System.
Alan.Coopersmith@Sun.COM said on the XFree86.org forum list:
X.org is not really "forking" - it's simply that as has been done several times in the past since XFree86 originally forked from X.org, X.org was bringing the latest XFree86 changes back into the X.org tree. This was being done on a new public CVS tree on freedesktop.org that was pulling over automatically from the XFree86 CVS. The "fork" was simply that the cron jobs doing so were stopped when the license changed until X.org has a chance to decide whether or not code under the new license should be
incorporated. I'm sure the XFree86 Board expected everyone using their code to stop and take a look at the new license before pulling in code using it - if nothing else, to understand what the new requirements were and determine if they were meeting them or wanted to meet them.
What's wrong with the state of desktop GNU/Linux?
What's wrong with being traced back to the underlying window system, X.
Can Y be a modern windowing system?
The Y design has the following features, Mark Thomas says on http://www.y-windows.org/about.html
Modularity (plug-in style: dynamically unloadable and reloadable)
Consistency and Themeability
Support for hardware acceleration
Better internationalisation, localisation, and accessiblity:
In-server widgets means there can be exactly one current language, one complex input method system for languages that require them, and one set of accessibility features.
This sounds good, but "one complex input method"??