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Re: Extending accessibility support in D-I for Lenny


Jason White, le Fri 16 Feb 2007 13:32:23 +1100, a écrit :
> On Fri, Feb 16, 2007 at 12:14:04AM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
> > However, we understand that the speakup patches have never been properly 
> > ported to current 2.6 kernels and that there were security issues with 
> > the speakup patches. That is why speakup support was dropped from the 
> > installer when we dropped support for 2.4 kernels.
> How up to date is this informatin?

About the debian support, it is up to date.

About the upstream support, speakup works with 2.6.  But I've looked at
the source code, and safety/security issues are clearly still there.

> Have these issues been taken up on the Speakup mailing list with the
> developers?

Yes, and it's hard to have patches merged there :(

> Also, it was mentioned in a recent mailing list post that Ubuntu
> provides it by default.


> Perhaps the version they are using fixes the issues you're referring
> to.

Clearly no (as it would need a huge refactoring of the source code).


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