getting orca included in gnome 2.16
janina at rednote.net
Sat Jun 10 19:24:44 EDT 2006
OK. My misunderstanding, so my apologies. I not sure I agree with only
one of each category as a policy, but that certainly isn't a
discriminatory policy, so it's a very different matter.
Holding back yelp over a11y is certainly a good indicator, as well. But,
we can't extrapolate from that that the entire desktop is vetted for
a11y. Certainly not epiphany or abi-word, right? That rather makes me
wonder what the basis of this "only one of a kind" policy is. However,
it's clear my sense of injustice was unwarranted.
Justin Ekis writes:
> On Sat, Jun 10, 2006 at 12:21:54PM -0400, Janina Sajka wrote:
> > Are they also prepared to have only one web browser? ONly one media
> > player? ONly one word processor? Only one email client application?
> If I understand correctly, they are talking about inclusion in the
> official gnome.org desktop release. and that is exactly the situation.
> epiphany is the web browser, totem is the media player, gedit is the
> word processor and evolution is the email application.
> Look at ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/desktop/2.14/2.14.2/sources
> > The day may come when there is but one screen reader on the GUI desktop,
> > but I rather doubt it given that both Gnome and KDE are likely to remain
> > with us. However, to proactively restrict inclusion while all manner of
> > other (sometimes only half-baked) applications are included rankles.
> They said the GNOME desktop. The GNOME desktop release seems to have
> exactly one of everything and I doubt any of it is half baked. If it's
> not in that directory it's not included in the official desktop.
> > Frankly, it's an insult. This kind of grudging support for accessibility needs to be stopped
> > right now. In fact, it's a stretch to even call it "support."
> >From my reading of the mailing lists, the new version of yelp was
> held out of at least one and I think two desktop releases because it
> had accessibility regressions. That sounds like support to me.
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