|| ||Willie Walker <William.Walker-AT-Sun.COM>|
|| ||Announcing Orca v2.17.92|
|| ||Mon, 26 Feb 2007 18:01:29 -0500|
* What is Orca?
Orca is a free, open source, flexible, and extensible screen reader that
provides access to the graphical desktop via user-customizable
combinations of speech, braille, and/or magnification. Orca development
has been led by the Sun Microsystems, Inc., Accessibility Program Office
via continued engagement with its end users and contributions from
wonderful community members.
You can also read more about Orca at http://live.gnome.org/Orca.
The Orca 2.17.x series are designated for the GNOME 2.17.x releases, but
should also work well on the GNOME 2.16.x releases.
NOTE ON FIREFOX 3.0 SUPPORT: we know many of you are anxiously awaiting
compelling access to the web via Orca and Firefox. As of v2.17.92, the
support is still under development and both the Orca and Firefox teams
are working feverishly to get it there for Firefox 3.0. We're getting
there step by step.
* What's changed for Orca v2.17.92?
* Much more work on Gecko.py support for Firefox. Firefox support
still has a ways to go, both inside Firefox itself and inside Orca.
* Fix for bug 412058 to terminate the python process better when it
receives a TERM signal. Note that one must send the TERM signal
directly to the Python process. Sending it to the shell script
won't do since the shell script turns around and does a kill -9 on
the Python process when it gets a TERM signal. The motivation for
this is to better support the code coverage analysis work that is
being done by Lynn Monsanto.
* Work on bug 354479 to announce what we can about changes to the
battery status. There are currently issues with the AT-SPI
support from the Galago support used by gnome-panel that prevent
us from doing a more effect job here.
* Fix for bug 407480 to prevent "orca --help" and other informative
commands from killing other Orca processes that might be running.
* Fix for bug 409708 to remove unnecessary code from Thunderbird
script now that a few Thunderbird bugs have been fixed.
* Fix for bug 405541 to better handle Thunderbird message summary
list in braille.
* Fix for but 408174 to make laptop keybindings work better
(Thanks to community member Juan Ramon Jimenez for this fix!!!).
* Fixed for bug 405624 so Orca will report a label even if it was
same as previous one.
* New and updated translations (THANKS EVERYONE!!!):
ar Arabic Khaled Hosny and Djihed Afifi
bg Bulgarian Alexander Shopov
en_GB English/British David Lodge
fi Finnish Ilkka Tuohela
fr French Jonathan Ernst and Stéphane Raimbault
it Italian Luca Ferretti
ko Korean Changwoo Ryu
nb Norwegian Bokmål Kjartan Maraas and Sigurd Gartmann
pl Polish Artur Flints and GNOME PL Team
pt Portuguese Duarte Loreto
sv Swedish Daniel Nylander
zh_CN Simplified Chinese Funda Wang and Abel Cheung
zh_HK Traditional Chinese Chao-Hsiung Liao and Woodman Tuen
zh_TW Traditional Chinese Chao-Hsiung Liao and Woodman Tuen
* Where can I get it?
You can obtain Orca v2.17.92 in source code form at the following:
The Orca Team
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