Lindows preview.

Thomas Ward tward at
Tue Nov 27 23:58:21 EST 2001

However, as long as you put thedependent dll files somewhere your screen
reader can find them it might work.
I had a problem some months back with a copy of JFW, and I managed to badger
Freedom Scientific into giving me the name of the dependancy dll files so I
didn't have to upgrade Internet Explorer everytime they got a whim to
So there is a chance, although slim, that wine could support a screen

 ----- Original Message -----
From: "Jason" <unleet at>
To: <speakup at>
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2001 12:10 PM
Subject: Re: Lindows preview.

> OK, here's the deal on "lindows"
> It uses "Wine", a "Windows compatability layer" for linux. Wine requires
> My best guess is that JAWS for windows won't run under Wine. I don't have
> copy to test with myself, but knowing what I do about the way Wine
> programs from each other quite a bit more than Windows does I doubt the
> needed "common ground" that JAWS depends on would be present.
> Oh yeah, as an aside, the version of Wine that lindows will ship with is
> modified slightly; it contains significantly better support for DirectX
> OpenGL than the regular version of Wine.
> On a completely unrelated note, it could be possible to write a version of
> Wine that doesn't use X and simply dumps text to a console for speakup, or
> whatever else, to read. No, I'm not volunteering for that project :-P
> But if anytone happens to want to start a project to hack X and the
> toolkit libraries into accessible submission, I'll join, I've even got the
> beginnings of a structure worked out for all of it.
> (hmmm.... this e-mail got a lot longer than I intended)
> On Tuesday November 27, 2001 02:35 am, you wrote:
> > the same question occurred to me too.
> > but it also occurred to me that if lindows is able to run both linux and
> > windows programs as suggested, would you not be able to run your
> > existing windows screen reader as well as speakup?
> > of course not at the same time <evil grin>
> > I thought that the idea of lindows was to have a thin translation layer
> > for interpreting windows stuff.
> > at least that's what I remember from what I've seen about it anyway.
> > On
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