speakup, 2.6.22, and the way forward

Lorenzo Taylor daxlinux at gmail.com
Mon Aug 6 00:25:16 EDT 2007

YASR seems to provide a pretty solid starting point for a userspace
screen reader. All that needs to be done to make it usable early on in
the boot process is to switch from using a virtual shell to polling the
current console. I have talked with Mike and he seems agreeable to the
idea, and there is even a program that seems to be able to do this in
Solaris that is available in the CVS version. The main thing to do would
be to attempt to port this program to Linux and other Unix-like OS's and
then integrate it into YASR in such a way that YASR uses the console
polling method rather than the virtual shell that it uses now. This way
YASR can be started from init.d or a similar startup mechanism rather
than having to be started after a speechless login. After these changes
are made, then improvements similar to the stuff we have in Speakup can
be added.

Live long and prosper,
On Wed, 2007-08-01 at 11:46 -0500, Travis Siegel wrote:
> Why don't they adapt yasr or something?
> If they want user space, that's about as user space as you can get,  
> and I'm sure Michael wouldn't mind.
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