Speakup (Re: Ubuntu Accessibility)

Luke Yelavich themuso at themuso.com
Mon Nov 8 18:58:37 CST 2004

On Tue, Nov 09, 2004 at 11:16:06AM EST, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 09, 2004 at 11:04:23AM +1100, Luke Yelavich wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 09, 2004 at 10:39:18AM EST, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > > - We much prefer patches which are on track to be merged into Linux mainline
> > >   (Linus' tree).  Patches which have been rejected upstream due to being the
> > >   wrong solution to the problem, for example, are generally unacceptable
> > 
> > I am unsure whether it was submitted upstream, but I don't think so, 
> > purely because not many people need it.
> This is no reason for it to remain separate; there is a great deal of
> functionality in Linux which is present for the benefit of relatively small
> groups of users.
> I would very much encourage the developers to submit their patch to lkml if
> they have not already.  If they have, or they do, I would appreciate a
> pointer to the discussion thread.

I am currently chacing that up now. I will get back to you if anything 
does come up.

> > If you don't want to patch it into the main Ubuntu kernel, I am happy to 
> > make speakup-modified versions for others, although this is a little 
> > more work.
> Incorporating it into the stock kernel is the best solution, if the patch is
> in good shape for it.

This would make things a LOT easier, yes. However if including it 
doesn't go ahead, making a derivitive is the best option so far.


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