Orca and KDE applications test. Users needed!!!

Terry Jones terryjones130 at msn.com
Thu Oct 30 08:47:55 GMT 2008

ThankYou terryjones130 at msn.comHello  My name is Terry Jones. I am a programmer who has had double eye transplant surgery. I am 26. Ubuntu users a lot of them use both Gnome and KDE apps side by side. My default desktop is Gnome but I also use KDE as well. I have the full kde 3.5.9 desktop installed. I am testing Orca in 8.04.1 LTS Hardy Heron. I need a set of users to volunteer to test Orca with KDE 3.5 apps and KDE 4 Apps and report back to the mailing list how Orca  worked and did not work with these apps. 
I tested the following applications.  
1. Konqueror (Web Browser) 
2. Amerok(Music Player) 
3. Kontact (Personal Information Manager) 
In my early tests so far I found Orca was blind to KDE apps. That means Orca could not preform the following tesks.
1. Read aloud the keyboard strokes inside a KDE app and output a voice as feedback to inform the user of their input. 
2. Could not tell the user when they closed a KDE app. 
3. When reading a list of open apps and the apps are not minized to the taskbar the KDE apps would get skipped over. 
A. Please include the following in your reponse.
1. Name of volunteer.
2. Disability
3. The version Ubuntu/Kubuntu you are using. 
4. The version of Gnome/KDE you are using.
5.  Name of the application.
6. What did you want Orca to do?
7. How Orca worked.
8. How Orca did not work.  
B. Sample reponse
1. Name of volunteer.                                  Terry Jones
2. Disability. Low vision
3. The version Ubuntu/Kubuntu you are using.  Hardy Herdy Heron 8.04.1 LTS
4. The version of Gnome/KDE you are using.     Gnome  2.24 KDE 3.5.9
5. Name of the application.                           Konqueror(Web Browser) 
6. What did you want Orca to do?                  Read the current web page. 
7. How Orca worked.                                   Did not work at all. 
8. How Orca did not work.                            Could not get Orca to read a web page in Konqueror.
Please help so we can make Ubuntu's accessibilty work for all users and make the next version of Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and Xubuntu even better. Please use this mailing list to post results of your experences in this effort.    From: ubuntu-accessibility-request at lists.ubuntu.com> Subject: Ubuntu-accessibility Digest, Vol 35, Issue 21> To: ubuntu-accessibility at lists.ubuntu.com> Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 12:00:08 +0000> > Send Ubuntu-accessibility mailing list submissions to> ubuntu-accessibility at lists.ubuntu.com> > To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit> https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-accessibility> or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to> ubuntu-accessibility-request at lists.ubuntu.com> > You can reach the person managing the list at> ubuntu-accessibility-owner at lists.ubuntu.com> > When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific> than "Re: Contents of Ubuntu-accessibility digest..."> > > Today's Topics:> > 1. Re: New developer (Tomas Cerha)> 2. Problem with Orca (Alain Joly)> 3. about the usb creator (mike)> 4. Re: Problem with Orca (Hammer Attila)> > > ----------------------------------------------------------------------> > Message: 1> Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 21:36:39 +0100> From: Tomas Cerha <cerha at brailcom.org>> Subject: Re: New developer> To: thomaslloyd at yahoo.com> Cc: ubuntu-accessibility at lists.ubuntu.com> Message-ID: <490777D7.8040403 at brailcom.org>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1> > Tom Lloyd wrote:> > Just wanted to say Hi and to get myself known. I have been using Ubuntu for=> > three or so years. I am a 26 year old developer from the UK trained in Emb=> > edded / Realtime systems. As a side project I am intergrating SAPI into Ubu=> > ntu to gives access to the MS speech engines using speech dispatcher.> > Hello Tom,> > This sounds exciting. It might be an interesting option and I'd like to> invite you to discuss this on the Speech Dispatcher mailing list, since> similar ideas have been already touched there.> > Best regards,> > Tomas> > > > ------------------------------> > Message: 2> Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 00:32:30 +0100 (CET)> From: Alain Joly <alain at alain-joly.net>> Subject: Problem with Orca> To: ubuntu-accessibility at lists.ubuntu.com> Message-ID: <20081029.003230.41641731.alain at alain-joly.net>> Content-Type: Text/Plain; charset=us-ascii> > Hello all,> I would like first apologize if I sent a message to the wrong list.> I'm French and I have perhaps not understood the real subject of this list.> Please, if I'm wrong, could you give me a mailing list where I couldsubscribe ?> For now I will try to quickly explain my problem.> I'm a new Ubuntu user and also a new linux user.> My configuration :> Ubuntu version : 8.04 Hardy Heron> Mother board : Asustek> video : NVIDIA 128 Mb> RAM : 1.5 Gb> CPU : pentium 4 3.2 GHz> > My problem :> In general, I cannot access to the different gnome desktop utilities because, when the software is launched and when the window is opened, orca doesn't to speak any more.> For example : the window connexion (menu System/Administration/window connexion)> Orca speaks and I can choose a menu. Then, when the window is open, Orca no longer speaks. When I close the window with "ctrl-F4, Orca speaks again.> I've tried with other desktop utilities. Sometimes I can access to a window, but always with less or more difficulties.> I've tried to disable my braille terminal (pappenmeier) but there is no change.> What could I do ?> Thanks in advance for your help.> > Alain> > > > ------------------------------> > Message: 3> Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 20:13:43 -0500 (CDT)> From: "mike" <kb8aey at verizon.net>> Subject: about the usb creator> To: "ubuntu" <ubuntu-accessibility at lists.ubuntu.com>> Message-ID: <0K9H0038A7EUA0S0 at vms173003.mailsrvcs.net>> > Hi, I tried different things with the UsB creator in intrepid today.> What I found is that the system boots much faster if you use the fat file system. If you use fat 32 the system takes almost twice as long to boot.> Mike.> > > > ------------------------------> > Message: 4> Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 09:58:23 +0100> From: Hammer Attila <hammera at pickup.hu>> Subject: Re: Problem with Orca> To: Alain Joly <alain at alain-joly.net>> Cc: ubuntu-accessibility at lists.ubuntu.com> Message-ID: <490825AF.3030500 at pickup.hu>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-2; format=flowed> > Dear List!> > Luke, if you have a little time, possible upgrade your repository the > gnome-orca-stable pacgage version (2.22.3) with 2.24.1 version?> > Attila> > > > ------------------------------> > -- > Ubuntu-accessibility mailing list> Ubuntu-accessibility at lists.ubuntu.com> https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-accessibility> > > End of Ubuntu-accessibility Digest, Vol 35, Issue 21> ****************************************************
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