red hat 8.0 and the Speakup Modified
janina at rednote.net
Sat Sep 28 16:32:48 EDT 2002
Fair enough, Darrell, but you should know that a few of us have participated in the 8.0 beta which went by the names
Limbo and then Null. I'm running Null right now as I type this to you.
Darrell Shandrow writes:
> From: "Darrell Shandrow" <nu7i at azboss.net>
> Hi Janina!
> I recommend keeping the old files around at least until a number of us users
> have verified that everything works as it should with RedHat 8.0's Speakup
> implementation and, of course, with the rest of the OS as well...
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Janina Sajka" <janina at rednote.net>
> To: <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
> Sent: Saturday, September 28, 2002 11:13 AM
> Subject: Re: red hat 8.0 and the Speakup Modified
> > Dear Friends:
> > It now seems all but official. Even the Red Hat Home Page is featuring
> articles about Red Hat 8.0 which plainly state it
> > will be released this coming Monday, September 30. I am delighted to
> inform you that Speakup and the Speakup keymap are
> > included in this release. Sites such as Linux Central are already taking
> orders, but we suggest you wait to get CD ROMs
> > directly from Red Hat for less, unless, of course, you actually want to
> pay more for those printed manuals. In the long
> > standing tradition, iso images will also be available for download from
> mirror sites worldwide. And, I am hard at work
> > writing changes to our web page on the Speakup web site--and editing the
> HOWTO to reflect this exciting development.
> > Congratulations to Bill Acker for his patience and perseverance working
> over the past few years with various staffers
> > from Red Hat, on several Red Hat lists, and with us on the Speakup
> Modified. Bill's the real reason Speakup is now
> > officially part of the Red Hat distribution, and there's a README about
> accessibility support in Red Hat products which
> > singles him out. Way to go, Bill!
> > There is a question, though, for which we want guidance from the community
> on the Speakup list. Here's the simple
> > question:
> > Should we continue to offer the old, now about to be defunct, Speakup
> Modified version 7.3? Is there some special reason
> > to keep those files around? For a little while? For a longer while? How
> long? And for what purpose?
> > The days of the Speakup Modified have come to an end, and we're happy
> about it. But, if folks here find it useful, Kirk
> > would probably not mind those older files hanging around awhile longer.
> > What do you think? Let us know your thoughts.
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