Re: Userland Android project, Orca and accessibility
Dear Mr Tibault,
There is currently big programmers issue, which prevent Userland from
running whole Gnome or other desktop with Orca.
FIrst of all, all C++ apps, which allocates shared memory and their
programmers concept do not count with The fact, that this feature can
not be available since Android kernel do not allow shared memory
allocations and usage, those apps and .so libraries will not work.
There is something specific, what prevent Firefox from working with
Orca. Caja, Nautilus, Gedit, Pluma and other GTk apps including Synaptic
package manager work normally.
But Firefox makes Orca silent. Firefox support build in hodkeys, I can
navigate to some WEB site without Orca, but Orca do not communicate with
Firefox process at all.
May be some sockets problem, or D-BUS problem, that there is something
non standard while running Userland.
And my biggest night mare is Speech Dispatcher and Espeak.
I have even got crash report when running SPD-say.
But I AM afraid, that if i would like to use Orca with Espeak, I would
had to migrate to last stable Orca version, which supported Espeak
gnomespeech driver and Libgnome speech.
But I do not know, how to simply find this Orca version.
In this case, I would had to compile this old version of Orca from
source, because so old Orca release will not be compiled for ARM 64 bit CPU.
But it will not solve biggest problem, that Firefox do not speak.
Marco, Icewm and several other GTK window managers are working. All GTk
window managers, which uses 3D graphics instructions and can not
automatically switch off this support will not be supported by Userland.
But developers are very active, so I must patiently wait till they will
solve those problems. But I would like to hele to help them.