Speakup's future

Gregory Nowak greg at romuald.net.eu.org
Sun Dec 30 19:57:18 EST 2007

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I have to second this. While we're discussing speakup keyboard layouts
matching windows screen readers, why should we limit the proposals to
layouts for jfw only? Why not also implement layouts for
wineyes/hal/system access/whatever else is out there? 

As for the statement that a jfw keymap would translate into more
people using speakup, I don't follow here. While I myself have never
used jfw, I realize that a large group of people is using it out there
when it comes to windows access. Even so, we need to remember that
speakup provides access to a gnu/linux console, which is as different
from jfw/windows, as an airplane is from a bike. Simply having a jfw
keyboard layout isn't going to motivate more people to drop the
windows gui in favor of the gnu/linux console. The only thing that
will provide such motivation is the desire to become less dependent
on/independent of M$ and the AT companies. In that case, learning a
new screen reader keyboard layout is going to be no sweat, compared to
learning a new screen reader in terms of the functionality it
provides, and a new os. Just my $0.01 worth.


On Sun, Dec 30, 2007 at 04:17:10PM -0700, Steve Holmes wrote:
> I think compatibility with latest kernels and more mainstreaming is
> far more important than JFW keyboard look-alikes.  The world does
> *NOT* revolve around Jaws!

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