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Re: Debian accessibility news

Is there a way to upgrade to stretch without having to totally reinstall my entire system?  I'm working with Jessie now using the mate desktop
environment.  It isn't the testing release.  If a total system install is required, I'll probably just stick with what I've got, especially since I've
got my hardware synths working on it.

Mark Peveto
Registered Linux user number 600552
Everything happens after coffee!

On Sat, 29 Jul 2017, Samuel Thibault wrote:

> Hello,
> Just a few news items:
> - I should have pointed it out earlier: with Debian Stretch being
>   released, accessibility is now enabled by default.  This means that
>   notably, on a Debian system running the gnome desktop, you just
>   need to press super-alt-s.  There is no need to click some "enable
>   accessibility" checkbox and re-login any more.  This will also better
>   expose the accessibility stack to developers, so they can themselves
>   notice issues with it.
> - The a11y bug tracker tag was added, which we can now use to track down
>   the accessibility issues.
> - The accessibility::* debtags were added.  One can now contribute them
>   on debtags.debian.org.  This will allow to do apt-cache searches with
>   filtering packages which have explicitly been marked as being
>   accessible.
> - Just as a reminder, packages upload & bugs will stop being sent to
>   this list, but instead to pkg-a11y-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org ,
>   which you can subscribe to from
>   https://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/pkg-a11y-devel
> Samuel

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