Onboard 0.99.0

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Onboard 0.99.0 does not depend anymore on the stand-alone python-virtkey or python3-virtkey, because the corresponding fonctionality has been integrated into Onboard.

Onboard 0.99.0 offers among others a typing assistant, that offers suggestions to complete words while typing; it also suggests next words, when a word has been completely typed. To offer better suggestions, Onboard is also shipping a few language models.


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These are the changes that went into the 0.99.0 release of Onboard. For a more detailed list of the changes, please have a look at the commits of the 0.99 branch.

  * Long press popup:
    - Hide long press popup when keyboard gets hidden
    - Add possibility to show arbitrary layouts in popups
    - Add character alternatives for most latin based languages
  * Add key-press feedback:
    - Size of label popup stored in gsettings-key
    - Also allow images in the touch feedback
    - Don't show feedback popup when xembedded
  * Add sound feedback:
    - New dependency: libcanberra
    - Add 'Play sound' option to the Preferences dialog
  * Add word suggestions:
    - Add tools to create language models (lm) from large corpora
    - Learn from typed text by default
    - Limit over-learning in the terminal with additional filters.
    - Use UTF-8 encoding internally (cuts memory usage)
    - Fall back to hard-coded country codes if there is no lm for current locale
    - Add initial system language models for: de_AT, de_CH, de_DE, en_AU,
      en_ES, en_GB, en_US, fr_fr, it_IT, pt_BR, pt_PT, ru_RU
    - Optimize system language models for size/memory usage.
    - Use case insensitive predictions most of the time
    - Offer spelling suggestions based on the hunspell C-API
    - Auto-add word separators
    - Add word suggestion row to all layouts
    - Make word suggestion also work when using the scanning mode
    - Doctests available for English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and
  * Add auto-capitalization
    - Off by default because very new
    - Add corresponding option to the Preferences of Onboard
    - Independent of word suggestions
  * Add XInput as a new event source and make it the default: (LP: #905636)
    - Fall back to GTK event handling if XInput 2.2 isn't available
    - Allow switching between GTK and XInput events without restarting Onboard
    - Listen only to the XInput client pointer and its slaves
    - Make XInput target specific windows instead of root window
    - Support Multi-touch
    - Don't count scroll-wheel movement as button presses
    - Grab pointer even if click is performed by different device than movement
    - Fix pointer becoming unresponsive on wetab tablet (LP: #1095508)
  * Docking:
    - Fix returning to the undocked position when turning off docking
  * Layouts:
    - Add new layout called Phone
    - Add new layout called Small
    - Fix Euro sign not being typed in Phone and Small layouts (LP: #1164009)
    - Fix key stroke width not being written to theme files
    - Make layouts understand a new 'layout' tag for sub-layouts
    - Make layouts understand a new 'compact' attribute for boxes
    - New 'svg_id' attribute allows ids in the svg file different from key id
    - New key attribute 'label_margin' to influence the size of the labels
    - New attribute 'theme_id' for keys
    - Allow multiple characters in char attribute of layouts
    - Fall back to default layout on a layout loading error
    - Allow blocking of auto-switch to layer0 for arbitrary sub-trees
    - Perform various layout tweaks
    - Move hide button to word suggestion line when visible
    - Update layouts format versions to 3.1
  * Remove support for python 2
  * Integrate functionality of virtkey extension into Onboard; the separate
    python-virtkey package is not necessary anymore
  * Fix another problem with handling the no core keyboard case (LP: 526791)
  * Fix setting the Super key label override in the Preferences dialog
  * Make system defaults work also after a manual install (LP: #1210568)
  * Prevent motion event congestion when using XInput (LP: #1210665)
  * Base remapping of middle and right click on XInput (LP: #1191098)
  * Add another click type switching method under XInput (LP: #1210575)
  * Allow to wrap simulated clicks in left Alt presses (LP: #1212248)
  * Support XDG Base Directory Specification (LP: #1074448)
  * Don't create empty user directories until they are needed (LP: #1105843)
  * Allow drag selection of keys (LP: #644210)
  * Add HighContrast icon (LP: #1082243)
  * Fix onboard sometimes not switching labels back to lower case (LP: #1207503)
  * Ensure proper python thread state in gdk event filters (LP: #1189946)
  * Properly set up signal handler in the osk python thread state (LP: #1195857)
  * Fix segfault when activating drag click the first time without hover click
  * Don't interrupt manual window movement with auto-show repositioning
  * Do not support anymore outdated conversion to gsettings (LP: #1123789)
  * Fix window resizing while the scanner is enabled
  * Don't flash the icon palette when rotating the screen of the Nexus 7
  * Terminate drag click on pointer stop instead of click to work around bug
  * Move keyboard to current desktop with D-Bus Show() in OpenBox (LP: #1092166)
  * Work around hang/endless loop when quickly switching themes
  * Fix URL bar of Epiphany web browser not being detected by AT-SPI
  * Various fixes to improve python2 compatibility
  * Fix osk errors found by cpychecker
  * Make more AT-SPI processing asynchronous
  * Handle more uncaught AT-SPI exceptions
  * Don't read much data from accessibles before we know them to be of interest
  * Let ConfigObject be the interface of all gsettings delay and apply calls
  * Improve appearance of the Preferences dialog
  * Allow starting up without python(3)-dbus (runs with reduced functionality)
  * Update system defaults example files
  * Make themes work with more layers
  * Improve themes and color schemes
  * Add sdist to pkg-config debugging aid
  * Remove Alt-Tab blocking on Nexus 7 (LP: #1082101)
  * Drop gconf2 migration
  * Update some labels and tooltips
  * Some code cleanup

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