Speakup's future

Kerry Hoath kerry at gotss.net
Sun Dec 30 09:23:58 EST 2007

I can't speak for Kirk however here is what I'd recommend.
You need a kernel source tree, git, and to check out the latest speakup bits 
and pieces.
You also want a copy of a book called "Writing Linux device drivers" I think 
the book is free and the 2nd edition is out possibly a later one.
then I think you get your hands dirty in kernel source; most of the heavy 
learning happens trial and error.
There are ways of debugging kernels in gdb, you can probably run them in a 
virtual machine also. Not sure how Kirk and co debug their device driver 

Regards, Kerry.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joseph C. Lininger" <jbahm at pcdesk.net>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2007 11:12 PM
Subject: Re: Speakup's future

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> Kerry Hoath wrote:
>> I think what is happening here is that there are plenty of users and
>> not enough coders.
> I don't mean to sound like a jerk. It's going to come across that way,
> but I promise that's not how I mean what I'm about to say.
> I have offered to assist a few times, but haven't really had any takers.
> I am experienced in C programming. I don't have any real experience
> writing Linux kernel code, but I am willing to learn if doing so would
> help the Linux community. All I really need is someone to show me what I
> need to know or to tell me where I can find the information. I also need
> to know what it is that needs doing in the immediate future in Speakup
> and who is working on what. I would be happy to do what I can to help.
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