Sonar GNU/Linux merges with Vinux

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Sun Apr 23 22:57:46 UTC 2017

People don't care about the code. They care about the hotkeys.  A couple 
of years ago, I suggested the nvda and the orca developers create a 
inter-operability panel to make the 2 screen readers as similar as 
possible. I still think it is a good idea.

On 04/23/2017 05:49 PM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Again, I'm an absolute lightweight among programmers, but being open
> source isn't the same as being portable, and even if NVDA was
> objectively the best Windows screen reader, that wouldn't necessarily
> mean it's devs would be able to apply any of their experience to
> making a better Linux screen reader. As nice as it would be to have a
> single screen reader application that would run on any OS on any
> hardware with at most a recompile, the reality is probably closer to
> needing platform specific optimizations to keep the system
> requirements reasonable.
> Granted, I could be wrong and the only reason there isn't a .deb for
> NVDA or an install.exe for Orca is because no one's tried compiling
> them outside their native environments, but if it was that simple, it
> begs the question of why no one has tried compiling them.

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