Vibuntu 1.2 is ready for download!
The BlindTechs Network
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Sat Dec 13 10:59:25 GMT 2008
can some one give me the url to the talking puppy linux distro. sorry
if this is the wrong list but I am in need of this particular distro
be ause I want to run linux on some older p2 and p3 boxes.
On Dec 12, 2008, at 9:34 AM, Anthony Sales wrote:
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)
http://vibuntu.blinuxman.net/ and http://blinuxman.net/vibuntu/
(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
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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