> I don't know how to solve this. I want a nice UI, too, and that involves hard choices. But I kind of wish we could have a world-class input method first, and then integrate into Gnome, instead of planning on a couple years of nasty, user-visible breakage while third-parties scramble to fix everything.
Isn't the whole point of this article that there is no world-class input method system that just works for everyone? In this case the Gnome devs aren't breaking anything that isn't already broken.
In other words, all of their current options suck *now*, but they're going to go with the option that they feel will take the least amount of effort to improve into what they want/need. They made their choice based on sound technical arguments.