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On 29/07/11 00:03, toki wrote:
On 07/28/2011 04:21 PM, Christian Lohmaier wrote:

All that I see & know for sure is that it took 5 years and the code
still is not in the repo.

IBM claims that since it was in an OOo 1.1.x branch, it was in the repo,
and that it is Sun's fault that it wasn't incorporated into OOo 2.x, or
OOo 3.x.

A claim that ignores that it was placed in the branch substantially
after development of the main trunk the branch was part of, had ceased

Rather than suggesting Symphony, suggest switching to linux instead.

Trying to switch a blind user to Linux is an exercise in futility.

None of the screen readers for Linux are even close to being "drop in"
replacements for JAWS.

Well, with the limited amount of applications actually working with JAWS,
I would say you haven't tried either of them.

Retraining a blind person to use Linux isn't a matter of spending two or
three days in training. Instead, you are looking at 60 - 90 days of
training, of which a good third of which will be sitting at the desk of
the blind user, helping them overcome the design flaws of the software
that they are attempting to use.

I have two friends with the same level of blindness. One of them are
unskilled and the other skilled, but none have more problems with e.g
Orca and brlapi than other screen reader combos. The software design
flaws are cross platform, which means a useless application
(an application the screen reader for various reasons can't read) is
problematic on whatever platform you choose. A good example on how not
to do this is PcTools SuperAntiSpyware on Windows or ESET NOD32 for
Windows and Linux. Both are useless for a person not relying on their


– Olav

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