Announcing Orca v2.29.6

* 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.

You can read more about Orca at

* What's changed for Orca v2.29.6?

2.29.6 - 25-Jan-2010


* Removed some references to the string "CVS" in docs.  Many apologies
  for the people this confused and the time it may have taken them to
  realize we didn't go back to CVS, but instead moved forward to "git"
  a long time ago.

* Partial fix for bgo#431531 - Orca now speaks the unicode value of a
  character when you press the "review current character" key (e.g.,
  KP_2) 3X.

* Fix for bgo#606962 - availability of gnome-speech (or lack thereof)
  not handled well

* Fix for bgo#607042 - Orca does not always present sufficient context
  in Where Am I

* Fix for bgo#607414 - When I try writing a message with Thunderbird
  3.0, sometime the message edit box is not spokened after I pressing
  a tab key after with the subject edit box

* Fix for bgo#607470 - Update script for Package Manager to include
  sibling of status bar when presenting status bar contents

* Detection code for bgo#607847.  This attempts to find problems with
  Orca keybindings conflicting or not working with the X Server
  keymap.  You need to enable settings.validateKeyBindings in order
  for this to kick in.

* Fix for bgo#607901 - Sanity check needed in speakTextSelectionState

* Fix for bgo#607990 - Orca should present the appearance of the icon
  for logged errors in packagemanager

* Fix for bgo#607988 - The messages spoken during a packagemanager
  search should also be 'flashed' in braille

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

    es          Spanish              Francisco Javier Dorado Martinez
                                     and Jorge Gonzalez
    sv          Swedish              Daniel Nylander

* Where can I get it?

You can obtain Orca v2.29.6 in source code form at the following:


The Orca Team

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