Jeremy Katz writes:
On Wed, 2007-02-21 at 16:36 -0500, Janina Sajka wrote:
> Part way through the boot an error came up about accessibility support.
> It's enabled by default, the error said, but the AT-SPI module required
> for a11y support was missing. "Press OK to continue," the message said.
Yes -- this is a race condition that was noticed, but in the "need to
get something out" rush, it was deemed okay for the first test release.
problem. I certainly support progress over unattainable perfection.
It's filed as
. Note that
you can also hit this on a real system, but it's less likely since hard
disks are a lot faster than reading from CD :)
Ah! Thank you.
> 1.) I am particularly delighted to see a11y on by default, of
> course. I would be. I do recall this was a testing decision for Gnome
> 2.17. But that raises another point: If not on after release, is there
> thought on how would handle this need on the fly?
David has some ideas here involving gdm, the face browser, and a11y in
gdm. I'll let him expound further
OK. Understood. GDM is supposed to allow us
to do gestures like "hold
Ctrl-S for 5 seconds to start speech," or "Ctrl-M for 5 seconds to start
magnification." This is currently broken on all Linux, I believe, and
only working on Solaris.
> 2.) The real problem I encountered may be much more than missing
> AT-SPI. The OK button was not keyboardable, meaning I could not press
> enter to dismiss it. I had to get my sighted colleague to put the mouse
> cursor on it and click it away.
> Here's my concern: Is this possibly only this dialog? Or any similar
> "missing something or other" dialog? If the latter, do I Bugzilla this
> in Gnome? On Fedora?
The only place I've seen anything like it is this dialog. So I think
it's just a big with how the specific dialog is (and where it is in the
startup sequence of the session). So it should hopefully be resolved
when the actual bug is fixed
OK. Thanks. I appreciate the reassurance.
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