Sonar GNU/Linux merges with Vinux

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Wed Apr 19 10:48:31 UTC 2017

Why are you so opposed to Ubuntu as a base? I found it easier to build my 
talking rescue CD than Debian. In fact, it runs on 15.10 core if memory 
serves. I've had very good luck with Ubuntu MATE, again far better than with 
MATE installed in Debian stable due to the faster release cycle. Yes, there 
have been serious accessibility issues with Ubuntu in the past and the 
server install is not going to be accessible any time soon, but for a fast, 
reliable, talking graphical desktop with Orca, I think Ubuntu MATE is the 
best out there. Unlike with Vinux and Sonar, the Ubuntu MATE live DVD didn't 
crash my system and sound actually worked.

On 3/16/2017 8:35 AM, Jeffery Mewtamer wrote:
> I haven't used Vinux or Sonar, and what I've read of Ubuntu's main
> line development has turned me off to anything that uses an Ubuntu
> base, but probably my biggest want on the accessibility front would be
> to see the Adriane accessibility suite ported upstream from Knoppix to
> vanilla Debian and then propagate through all Debian derivatives. Or
> at least get the parts of Adriane that provide a talking terminal that
> I find far more usable than speakup and the ability to launch
> Firefox+Orca without an entire desktop environment getting in the
> way(though, if I could find a text-mode browser half as usable as
> Firefox is with Orca, I might could free myself from the GUI once and
> for all).

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