Re: [orca-list] Orca Enhancement work
- From: leena chourey <leenagour gmail com>
- To: hackingKK <hackingkk gmail com>, orca-list gnome org
- Cc: evince-list gnome org, Aparna Ramamurthy <aparna ramamurthy gmail com>, gnome-accessibility-list <gnome-accessibility-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: [orca-list] Orca Enhancement work
- Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2010 11:44:34 +0530
Thank you for your quick responses -
it is nice to receive all of these. We had started on this work a
couple of months back and before starting, as is our usual practice, we
had informed in all the lists about starting on this work - this was
primarily so that our efforts do not get duplicated. At that time,
though this thread had sufficient interest, no one had got into actual
implementation. Hence we started it. Not sure how anyone has missed on
this and started work on this thread?
We initially had a lot of analysis/research work to be done to
understand what was the quickest and efficient solution to employ to
get pdf documents accessible - of all the solutions thus explored we
finalised on one to get it implemented. Since this was a research
exploration and we were not aware of the feasibility we planned to
share it only once we had a working prototype - which is with us today.
there is some small fine-tuning left after which we will share the
entire work, with source, with all. We would also love to have feedback
and comments on the same - it surely helps the development process.
Also, we completely go by the open source philosophy.
Our efforts make a pdf document open in firefox. So from Orca
when a user opens a pdf document (on a key binding) the document opens,
as is, in firefox and Orca reads it from there - with this technique,
the document formatting appears to be intact, Orca reads the document
properly and this method is not restricted to any one particular pdf
reader application. We have, at the same time, also enhanced Evince to
support the changes that we have done, so if someone wants to open the
document with evince then evince opens, but on a key binding the file
is opened in Firefox and control passes there.
We hope this methodology helps all users. Any thoughts/comments are
welcomed. As I said, we hope to release this implementation in 1 week's time.
With warm regards,
(on behalf of Orca team in CDAC Mumbai)
On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 11:13 PM, hackingKK <hackingkk gmail com>
That's why I always advice FOSS developres, "share share share ".
You have nothing to worry about. sharing things early on will always
bennifit others and helps in avoiding duplication as well.
On Tuesday 01 June 2010 12:30 PM, Mario wrote:
Please have a look at this post:
Just in case you don't know, Consortium Fernando de los Rios is
funding this improvement to EVINCE right now , and I think there
should not be double effort on pursuing the same goal.
Specially, when there are many things still to do in the a11y
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