Re: Proposal: enable accessibility by default for GNOME

Yowsa! Li jumped on this one *fast* - there's already a fix and a release in place. Way to go, Li!

This just makes me want to repeat the request to increase the communication regarding issues you have regarding the accessibility infrastructure.

For example, one of the recurring comments is "it slows my desktop down, so I turn it off." If people can come up with specific test cases (e.g., "bring up window x of application y with and without a11y enabled -- notice the amount of time it takes it to appear"), it will really help focus the investigation.

We'll get there,  :-)


Willie Walker wrote:
PS - Bug/RFE logged here:
If there are other specific problems that people know about, I really
encourage them to log bugs.  Otherwise, the team will likely not know
about them and they will likely go unfixed.  The current AT-SPI
maintainer, Li Yuan, is *very* good and is remarkable in his abilities
to diagnose and resolve problems.


On Thu, 2008-07-31 at 17:56 -0400, Willie Walker wrote:
Wow - that polling really does bite. :-( Looks like it's been in there for 6 years!

To me, it kind of seems rather inefficient for the prototypical use case of mouse motion events, which is to drive the region of interest for the magnifier. I logged a bug/rfe a while ago and to just have gnome-mag track the mouse directly rather than require two CORBA actions per mouse movement (one from the bridge to Orca and one from Orca to the magnifier): I haven't had time to create a patch, and the current maintainer is only doing so very sporadically due to time constraints.

Regardless of making modifications such as those requested in bug #522967, I wonder if we can make modifications to the bridge to only do the polling if someone has requested to be notified of the events?


Matthias Clasen wrote:
On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 2:33 PM, Luis Villa <luis tieguy org> wrote:

I'd love to see hard performance numbers before we reach that
conclusion. (I really don't care about memory numbers. Geeks look at
top; my fiancee just sits and taps her fingers waiting for GNOME to
log in.)
Here is one datapoint:

a11y causes frequent wakeups which eat power.

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