Fwd: [SEC508] FW: exceed environment

Janina Sajka janina at rednote.net
Thu Dec 29 22:47:11 UTC 2005

It's hard to believe the company cares that much about security if it
standardizes on an old distribution that's no longer supported and
consequently not receiving security related updates.

In any case, you're not going to get an accessible KDE out of RH9, at
least not for screen reading.

You might have some opportunity, however, to use dcop to access
applications from the console. It would require some programming, and it
may not work, but I think it worth exploring.

David Poehlman writes:
> --  
> Jonnie Apple Seed
> With his:
> Hands-On Technolog(eye)s
> Begin forwarded message:
> From: "Barrett, Don" <Don.Barrett at ed.gov>
> Date: December 29, 2005 12:44:27 PM EST
> To: "Sec508 \(E-mail\)" <sec508 at trace.wisc.edu>
> Subject: [SEC508] FW: exceed environment
> I'm forwarding the following message  to see if anyone has a positive  
> solution.
> Don Barrett
>  Hello,
> I have access character-based UNIX environments using the Tera Term
> (http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA002416/teraterm.html) telnet  
> program from Microsoft Windows systems for several years.  However,  
> UNIX-based GUI-based applications are increasingly productive, and  
> difficult to compete with.
> For their UNIX work, my company is standardizing on Linux Redhat 9,  
> using the KDE desktop.
> At the moment, my company does not want individuals running Linux  
> Desktops on their own PC's.  They want to run the KDE desktop on  
> remote servers, and to have people access this environment through  
> the Exceed terminal emulator
> (http://connectivity.hummingbird.com/home/connectivity.html?cks=y)  
> program.
> My company thinks that Gnome desktop is not secure.  As far as GUI's  
> are concern, this setup does not seem to be accessible.
> I have had little luck Accessing Solaris 8 X-Windows applications  
> through Exceed.
> I am trying to get a transfer to the Microsoft Windows end of the  
> business.
> Questions
> 1. Has anyone successfully used Exceed with X-Window applications?
> 2. If I were able to persuade my company to allow me to use a Linux  
> Desktop,
> how would I go about setting up an accessible Linux Redhat 9 KDE X- 
> Window
> system?  By listening to list-serves, I am aware that most of the
> accessibility work has been done for the Gnome desktop.
> Regards
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