Re: Two questions: GTK for visually impaired. Windows gtk bundle for apps guidance.
- From: Evgeniy Philippov <egphilippov gmail com>
- To: gtk-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Two questions: GTK for visually impaired. Windows gtk bundle for apps guidance.
- Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 06:18:47 +0900
В Срд, 11/04/2012 в 06:14 +0900, Evgeniy Philippov пишет:
> 1. I'd like to try to help develop GTK for visually impaired people
> under Windows. I am not sure how my motivation will last long or not,
> but my free time is currently unlimited.
> I have reports from visually impaired ones that Pidgin client under
> Windows is not very accessibility-features-friendly. These people have
> referred me to Windows UI Automation API (
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms747327.aspx ). Pidgin is based
> on GTK. Those people prefer to use Miranda which uses WinAPI because
> Miranda is more accessibility-features-friendly. I intend to try to help
> change that state with GTK under Windows.
> The first set of questions is:
> 1A) Could you tell the current state of accessibility support of GTK+
> under Windows? Current stable Pidgin uses gtk
> +-bundle_2.14.7-20090119_win32 under Windows.
> 1B) Is it hard to add support for accessibility features to GTK+ under
> Windows? Could I help with programming that? My C/C++ experience is
> somewhat limited but it exists.
> 2. Current stable Pidgin uses gtk+-bundle_2.14.7-20090119_win32 under
> 2A) What are necessary and sufficient references for downloading the
> latest sources of a Windows bundle (to hack them a bit with best
> practices in mind)?
I haven't made myself clear enough. I want to program and change GTK+,
not only Pidgin. I already have full source for Pidgin and all of its
dependencies including the binary version GTK Windows bundle. So I need
also the source code version of GTK Windows bundle.
> 2B) What is the general guidance for programming/hacking this bundle
> (with best practices in mind)?
> With best regards,
> Evgeniy Philippov
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