Announcing Orca v2.21.2

* What is Orca?

Orca is a free, open source, flexible, and extensible screen reader
that provides access to the graphical desktop via user-customizable
combinations of speech, braille, and/or magnification.  Orca
development has been led by the Sun Microsystems, Inc., Accessibility
Program Office via continued engagement with its end users and
generous contributions from wonderful community members.

The Orca v2.21.2 release is targeted for the GNOME v2.21.2 development release and requires the latest at-spi/pyatspi from GNOME v2.21.2.

You can also read more about Orca at

* What's changed for Orca v2.21.2?

We have aggressively been addressing bugs. For the next release, which is coming the week of December 3, we will not only be addressing bugs, but we also hope to provide good performance improvements.


* Fix for bug #469083 - Refactor's getContainingRole() to
  take a list

* Fix for bug #481488 - Implement increased support for
  user-customized keybindings

* Fix for bug #486918 - Page tab role should be presented in braille

* Fix for bug #486969 - Status bar not being read with Where Am I

* Fix for bug #486972 - Expanding/collapsing tree nodes in a table
  should not speak nodename again

* Fix for bug #487226 - "/" and the OrcaKey should not be hardcoded in  There are now two handlers instead of one,
  helping reduce a lot of confusion and complexity.  There is the
  "Performs the where am I operation" handler (same as we used to
  have) and the new "Speaks the title bar or status bar" handler.
  All keybindings are still the same.

* Fix for bug #487514 - Keys for navigation purposes should not be

* Fix for bug #489875 - Some Orca macaroon oowriter and oocalc tests
  have timeout problems

* Fix for bug #489913 - Changing preferences from a test causes
  tracebacks and spontaneous speech

* Fix for bug #489928 - Orca oocalc macaroon test for bug #363804
  doesn't completely restore initial state

* Fix for bug #491417 - Orca script should inherit PATH and PYTHONPATH
  from environment.  (Thanks David Csercsics!!!)

* Fix for bug #494651 - Orca's OBJECT EVENT debug routine not
  outputting all information for "object:selection-changed"
  menu bar event

* Additional work related to pyatspi migration (bug #489490,
  bug #491885).  We will be looking at improving performance for the
  next release.


* Fix for bug #485903 - Orca doesn't read message list in gmail

* Fix for bug #490266 - Endless loop in navigating ARIA trees

* Fix for bug #490568 - Implement Firefox page summary using

New and updated translations (THANKS EVERYONE!!!):

    pt_BR   Brazilian Portuguese Leonardo Ferreira Fontenelle
                                 and Tiago Melo Casal
    nb      Norwegian Bokmã¥L    Espes Stefansen and Kjartan Maraas

* Where can I get it ?

You can obtain Orca v2.21.2 in source code form at the following:


The Orca Team

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