[orca-list] VINUX-SUPPORT: RE: Ubuntu Unity Desktop to go to Mir and QT

Alex Midence alex.midence at gmail.com
Wed Jul 24 03:33:34 UTC 2013

On 7/23/2013 4:31 PM, Christopher Chaltain wrote:
> I do not work for Canonical, and my statements on this or any list 
> have never been anything other than my own opinions. I don't know any 
> more, and never have,  about the plans for Unity accessibility than 
> anyone else

Bummer.  I was really hoping you would know.  Sorry to jump down your 
throat there.  I really should not have sent that message.  I reread my 
message and see how you construed what you did from it. Also, for the 
record, I fully recognize and appreciate all the hard work of the 
developers of the Ubuntu community who freely give of their time to make 
things accessible.  However, it was disappointing to finally have gotten 
a very accessible port of Unity in 12.04 only to be told that we were 
back to poor a11y in other versions of the distro for at the very least 
2 full years.  This was at a time when Vinux, Ubuntu and Debian were the 
only distributions that could easily be installed without requiring 
advanced Linux skills.  In fact, Vinux 4 wasn't even out yet so, really, 
you just had Squeeze and Precise as fully released and stable 
distributions that fit my description.

Alex M

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