Sonar GNU/Linux merges with Vinux

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Mon Apr 24 00:22:29 UTC 2017

that is true for the most part. the API architecture between windows and Linux is just too great to overcome. Still, there is programming experience there with NVDA that could be of enormous help to us. Also, the linux community probably has the largest UserBase of any OS environment of any OS. Thats a hell of a lot of pairs of eyes to bring to bear on any problem that might crop up.

Stallman said it all those years ago: the more pairs of eyes you bring to bear on a development project, the faster problems can get resolved.

So, if some of us help out the devs with NVDA, they might be willing to help us out with some of the development for accessibility in Linux. believe me, it doesn't hurt to ask.


On Apr 23, 2017, at 4:01 PM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:

> According to eric:
> # you forget, they are OPEN SOURCE. windows might not be, but the NVDA screen reader is.
> You forget that although NVDA is open source, it is designed to run on an operating system that is fundamentally different, and would require a complete redesign to even come close to making it work anywhere else. Hell, it can't even run on ReactOS. What reason do they have to redesign the screen reader to run on anything else? Why should they go to such trouble? And furthermore, why has no one else stepped up? Maybe because it's just not practical.
> ~Kyle
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