freebsd speakup

Jacob Schmude j.schmude at
Sun Mar 20 09:38:37 EDT 2011

Yasr doesn't need to be ported, it already works on FreeBSD. However, 
it's been unmaintained for so long that it doesn't work very well on any 
platform. It doesn't need any porting, but it does need someone to 
maintain it regularly. Anyone know where to get the latest yasr code 
base (not the 0.6.9 version on sf, but that which used to be maintained 
on sourceforge's cvs servers)? It doesn't seem to have made it over to 
sf's svn or git. I don't know kernel stuff, but I feel like a bit of a 
challenge and would be willing to take on yasr if someone who knows it 
better isn't interested in doing it. A good user-space screen reader is 
something we need at the moment.

On 03/20/2011 06:22 AM, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> Jacob Schmude, le Sun 20 Mar 2011 03:27:15 -0700, a écrit :
>> On 03/20/2011 03:18 AM, Rob Whyte wrote:
>>> What are the restrictions and how much work would need to be done.
>>> If it's just a case of finding someon on the freebsd accessibility team
>>> to spend time with speakup developers is there any way that speakup
>>> users can patition freebsd to look at this?
>> As speakup is completely in-kernel with the exception of software speech
>> if that is used, Speakup itself would need to be completely rewritten.
>> As it stands, speakup is very much dependent on the Linux kernel. It
>> wouldn't be a port to FreeBSD so much as a completely new internal design.
>> hth
> I'd rather recommend having a look at porting yasr instead, yes.
> Samuel
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