Re: yelp in Gnome 2.28
An Orca script wont do the trick. Webkit is not accessible in Linux
by screen readers, period. Based on the total lack of discussion I
see on the webkit mailing list, I assume webkit will remain
non-accessible for years.
Therefore, all major Gnome apps must continue to use gecko rather than
webkit. For Vinux (which derives from Debian and Ubuntu), we're
sticking to the older version of yelp, which still works fine.
On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 4:55 PM, Kenny Hitt <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi. As people who run Gnome 2.28 know, yelp is currently not accessible
> in Debian.
> The problem is Debian decided to switch to the webkit backend before it was
> accessible. I've filed a bug in Debian (571121)
> Upstream yelp still uses gecko, but the Debian Gnome maintainer says
> the gecko backend for yelp isn't buildable currently. I'm at the point I need
> advice. The best answer would be to replace the current yelp with the
> current upstream. The other option is for someone in Debian to write an
> Orca script. This would only give some access to yelp, but it would be better
> than the current situation.
> I don't know enough to build the yelp package or write the script, so I'm
> posting here.
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