Sonar GNU/Linux merges with Vinux

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Sun Apr 23 23:41:04 UTC 2017

Kyle, you are showing exactly the attitude that drives so many normal 
users crazy.  Now, I defended the idea of developers creating a distro 
just for the blind. A lot of people don't even approve of that. But you 
could at least recognize that a lot of people would benefit if screen 
reader developers would work together to make the shortcut keys as 
similar as possible. If the shortcut keys are similar, it's mostly just 
a coincidence. As time goes by, they are going to be less and less 
similar. For once in your life, can't you have an open mind to the 
possibility that you don't have all the answers? Sheesh!

On 04/23/2017 06:07 PM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> # 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.
> Some things are already similar enough. But there's no way in this 
> world they can be exactly the same, as not only are the operating 
> systems they run on fundamentally different, but the core 
> functionality is also as fundamentally different. Orca has functions 
> that NVDA does not have, and NVDA by its nature has functions that 
> Orca does not have. BTDubs, that NVDA object navigation is for the 
> birds. Just give me my Orca flat review. It's much easier to navigate. 
> And they can keep their virtual buffering mess as well. Perhaps they 
> do that because everyone else on Windows does it, but it will 
> thankfully never fly in Orca.
> ~Kyle
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