Announcing Orca v2.24.2

* 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 the Mozilla Foundation and wonderful community members.

The Orca v2.24.2 release is targeted for the GNOME v2.24.2 release and
requires the latest at-spi/pyatspi infrastructure from GNOME v2.24.2.

You can also read more about Orca at

* What's changed for Orca v2.24.2?

2.24.2 - 24-Nov-2008


* More work on bug #508675 - Applying change in Orca preference dialog 
  is a little bit slow.  This fix makes things even faster.

* Fix for bug #551891 - Flat review does not always start in
  the correct place when focus is in a tree table.

* Refix for bug #552344 - tutorial message for desktop not spoken.

* Fix for bug #554002 - Orca App-Preferences dialog page tabs are
  "off" by one in speech and braille.

* Fix for bug #556470 - Orca should not land on empty (cell-less)
  tables when using structural navigation by table.

* Fix for bug #561540 - Traceback in onStateChanged.


* Fix for bug #357545 - Orca does not speak all buttons in openoffice
  database table creation wizard.

* Fix for bug #556657 - Orca is rather chatty when focus is given to
  an OOo list whose parent is a combo box.


* Fix for bug #495303 - Character flat review not working correctly
  with generated texts in XUL.

* Fix for bug #554616 - Problems accessing subsequent lines of cells
  which contain line break tags in FF3 tables.

* More work on bug #554831 - Google calendar unusable with orca.
  You can now arrow into the day grid.

* Fix for bug #555055 - Orca should be able to navigate

* Fix for bug #558516 - Traceback when navigating on huge webpages.

* Fix for bug #559839 - Orca sometimes includes content from other
  lines when navigating via Up/Down Arrow in Firefox 3.

* Fix for bug #560466 - Improve the accuracy of label guess for
  Firefox 3.

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

  See also the overall translation status:

    ca       Catalan              Gil Forcada
    de       German               Simon Bienlien and Jochen Skulj
    et       Estonian             Ivar Smolin and Priit Laes
    hu       Hungarian            Attila Hammer and Gabor Kelemen
    si       Sinhala              Danishka Navin
    zh_HK    Traditional Chinese  Chao-Hsiung Liao
    zh_TW    Traditional Chinese  Chao-Hsiung Liao

* Where can I get it?

You can obtain Orca v2.24.2 in source code form at the following:


The Orca Team

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