Re: Orca's external dependencies

Since Orca is for the visually impaired, have you asked a blind person
to test out gnome3?

Just a simple yes or no and not an explanation.

I work with the Vinux project and would like to pass this information to them.

On 4/21/11, Frederic Peters <fpeters gnome org> wrote:
> Hi Joanmarie,
>> Looking at the 2.91 External Dependencies list [1], I see neither Speech
>> Dispatcher nor OpenTTS. OpenTTS got approved for the prior cycle. [2]
>> But they've since re-merged (unforked?) with Speech Dispatcher. So....
>> Do I need to propose Speech Dispatcher as an external dependency needed
>> by Orca, or can I assume that because OpenTTS got blessed, Speech
>> Dispatcher inherits that blessing and simply needs to be added to future
>> lists of dependencies?
>> Similarly, Orca has always depended upon BRLTTY [3] for refreshable
>> braille. Thus I was surprised to discover that BRLTTY was not listed as
>> a dependency. Distros seem to know to include it, but should BRLTTY be
>> something officially made an external dependency of GNOME?
>> Finally, if the answer to my question about BRLTTY is "Yes, it should be
>> proposed/considered" by the Release Team, then I'd like to toss out one
>> more for consideration: Liblouis. [4] Liblouis provides Orca users with
>> the braille translation tables needed for contracted/"grade 2" braille.
> We are moving away of the idea of approving/rejecting individual
> modules and considering the features we want in GNOME. In that
> direction we'd say that whatever is needed for Orca to do its work
> is ok. Of course this calls for some common sense, to keep some
> coherence in our stack, but in the specific case of Orca we are not
> adding liblouis to our development platform, it just happens to be a
> library that is used to provide Orca users an important feature.
> But we want to have some guidelines, they are still to be discussed,
> but the current proposal for modules developed outside of GNOME, and
> with no consideration for our schedule, to require modules to depend
> on released versions only.
> Does this answer your question clearly enough?
>         Fred
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