Sonar GNU/Linux merges with Vinux

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Sun Apr 23 23:02:30 UTC 2017

Le 24/04/2017 à 00:57, Linux for blind general discussion a écrit :
> 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.

I think it's difficult, as a11y stacks are not the same between both OS.
However, it's possible to have similar shortcuts. And it's nearly the
case, even if Orca has specific ones as they consider features are
specific. Maybe someday we'll say that flat review is just like Jaws
cursor :) and then affecting similar bindings.


> 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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