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Re: Iggdrasil, a new amazing screenreader

Orca is the only good screen reader, as well as fenrir and many other console screen readers, this project would be most useful for android x86 installers that have no accessible way of installing them or even include talkback, and yes, you can run android on your pc

> On 30 Dec 2021, at 10:19, Didier Spaier <didier@slint.fr> wrote:
> Hi Jordan,
> Answers to some of your statements after the quotes.
> On 30/12/2021 08:13, Jordan Livesey wrote:
>> chromium is only accessible on distros based on debian based
>> on a dependency that only debian has and that ubuntu also uses, fedora users
>> are out of luck here, so are arch and opensuse users
> I wonder which dependency you are speaking about.
> Initially as Joanmarie Diggs wrote in:
> https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/Orca/Chromium
> you needed to launch Chrome or Chromium with these options
> --enable-caret-browsing
> --force-renderer-accessibility
> but this is not necessary any more in recent versions of Chrome and Chromium.
> You only need insure that ACCESSIBILITY_ENABLED=1 is in your environment.
> This is true regardless of the distribution in use.
> On 30/12/2021 08:58, Jordan Livesey wrote:
>> slint is not based on a newer version of slackware
> True, Slint is based on Slackware64-14.2 released in 2016. However it includes
> the most recent versions of Orca, speech dispatcher and console screen readers
> as Mate desktop, mpv and vlc, for instance.
> This being said, yes I would like to re-base it on a more recent Slackware
> version, hopefully in a not too distant future. There is some hope: Patrick
> Volkerding posted that Slackware 15 could be released circa 17 January 2022.
>> also, it doesn't support secure boot
> True, and I agree that we should overcome this limitation. Recent work has been
> done by a Slackware contributor on this regard, and I will try to provide this
> support in Slint 15.
>> I highly discourage
>> anyone from using slackware or anything based on it especially for new users
> You are free to give the advice you deem appropriate. I am just guessing that
> this one is not based on a recent personal experience.
>> also, linux distros that focus on accessibility tend to go out of support pretty
>> quickly
> Indeed I can't guarantee that I will be able to provide support in the next 30
> years (hint: I am 72), but hope someone will take over Slint maintenance and
> support. And I am not the only one to provide support in our mailing list.
> This being said, it is neither uncommon let alone unfeasible to switch to
> another distribution for any reason. I started with Mandrake.
> Cheers,
> Didier

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