Re: Interested in expanding Dasher for use with an IDE to program

Hi all,
So what would be needed for making Dasher geared up for use with an IDE like Eclipse?
Would it not in fact be possible to achieve a lot by just producing a new learning text, with a suitable vocabulary for the statistical "prediction" function, and a tailored selection array including now missing commands - i.e. no or few code changes necessary?
I suppose that's the place to start - in contact with Patrick Welche and others in the Dasher team - to identify what could possibly be needed in addition. 
A starting point could be the alphabet.englishC.xml and controllabels.xml, and then identifying additionally needed commands and key words.
Or has this already been investigated?


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Ärende: Re: Interested in expanding Dasher for use with an IDE to program

On 06/05/2013 10:18 AM, Christophe Strobbe wrote:
> Hi,
> Am Di, 4.06.2013, 22:13 schrieb Patti Ordóñez Rozo:
>> I am very interested in extending Dasher to include programming languages
>> to enable individuals with physical disabilities to efficiently use IDEs
>> such as Eclipse. Is this possible? If so, any pointers for where I should
>> begin looking?
> Even though Dasher is available under GPL version 2 and you can download
> the source code, it has not been released on a public project hosting site
> (GitHub, SourceForge and the like).

Sorry, but I think that you are wrong. Dasher is currently hosted at
gnome git repository:

> That is not because the developers did
> not want to release it that way, but because many open source projects
> simply never receive contributions from outsiders except for translations.
> If you want to contribute to the code, I recommend that you contact David
> Mackay at the University of Cambridge. See
> <> and
> <>.

You can also contribute with Dasher using gnome tools, for example,
there are a dasher component on gnome bugzilla:

Best regards

Alejandro Piñeiro Iglesias

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