Re: [orca-list] Can we drop FireVox support in Orca?

I will state one use of firevox which I am unaware of orca providing,
but should orca and firefox provide a solution (which in my mind might
be more preferrable as the mechanisms which would be used might be able
to be used by other software, and braille support might be possible)
then firevox support would not be needed. The case I am on about is
mathml. Admittedly the firevox support has limitations, it doesn't know
all the characters and other more complicated maths stuff, but I feel
some access is better than none. I will also admit that currently I am
not actively using firevox for this at the moment, but there may be
times in the future and in the past where I may/have benefitted from
access to mathml documents.

I know there may be more important features orca needs and there may be
very good reasons for dropping this support, so I hope you will use the
above while making the decission, so as to improve orca in the best way
with the resources available.

Michael Whapples
On Fri, 2008-04-04 at 16:42 -0400, Willie Walker wrote:
Hey All:

Before your heart stops and your flaming fingers start typing: that's 
Charles Chen's FireVox with a 'V'.  Not Mozilla's Firefox.

Is anyone depending upon Orca for FireVox's speech synthesis output? 
The support is currently done via a hacky HTTP server in Orca and I'm 
considering getting rid of that server for various reasons.  The main 
impact will be on FireVox users that use Orca for the TTS output -- I'm 
guessing there are no real users of this feature, but I want to be sure.

Please only respond if you are using this feature and it will impact you 
negatively if it goes away.


PS - Again, please respond only if this will have a negative impact on 
you.  Here's an example of a response that will not help: "The HTTP 
server support in Orca is bad.  You suck."

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