Vibuntu 1.2 is ready for download!

Anthony Sales tony.sales at
Fri Dec 12 16:34:56 GMT 2008

Vibuntu 1.2 Released!


I am happy to formally announce the realease of Vibuntu 1.2 and I feel that
this is a significant release because I have now resolved the problem of Orca
beong unable to read admin apps launched from the menus and activated USB
Braille Display autoprobing. This was achieved by simply changing the entries
in the admin menu so they launched as an 'application in terminal' using the
sudo or gksu command when necessary. This simply opens a terminal, asks for
the admin password if required and then runs the gui application. When you
close the application the terminal closes automatically and focus is returned
to the Orca window.  The only exception to this is remastersys gui which for
some reason does not retain focus, you have to alt+tab to move from the
terminal to the remastersys gui. (This is a problem with remastersys rather
than Orca/Gnome etc).  Sighted or partially sighted users are advised to open
the admin apps using the desktop icons which will run the admin applications
in the standard way. (Thanks to Luke Davies for this suggestion) Of course
this solution oly works on top of the changes recommended on the Orca
SysAdmin page.


The download  URL's are:

(This is a zip file containing iso and md5sum) <>   and <> 

(These are standard iso downloads)


The homepage is here:


I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this project by
offering feedback, suggestions and criticisms. I would especially like to
thank Osvaldo La Rosa who has enthusiastically taken on the responsibility
for hosting a Vibuntu webpage and mirroring the images. This will in all
probability be the last release of the year as I now want to take stock of
what has been done, make available a list of  features/changes,  instructions
on how to create Vibuntu from scratch and a wishlist of possible new features
divided into easy, difficult and impossible! 


As ever I would appreciate continued feedback and suggestions. I will set up
a thread on the Ubuntu Assistive Technology and Accessibility section for
people to post their suggestions!



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