Re: Alpine and Pico (fwd)

John Isige

Are those even used on unix systems anymore? I thought the email program
was something else. In any case, have you tried Microsoft's Windows
Subsystem for Linux? There are quite a few flavors. I haven't tried
running either under it so I don't know if it would work any better, but
that would be what I'd check. You need Windows 10 for the WSL though.
But if you have it, I'd just slap a basic Ubuntu or something on it, and
then install alpine as usual. Do sudo apt-get update then sudo apt-get
install foo.

On 2/7/2020 11:12, Christopher Gray wrote:

I've asked for some assistance about the issue below twice now, once
last June, again Wednesday.  If there is a better list or means of
asking than this list, just let me know that.

I could be wrong but this really shouldn't be a difficult issue to
diagnose. Alpine and Pico both worked quite well with Cobra and


---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2020 16:52:30 +0000
From: Christopher Gray via Groups.Io <chris@...>
To: NVDA Mailing List <>
Subject: [nvda] Alpine and Pico (fwd)


I brought up the issue below last June but aside from some related
discussion never got anywhere about using this software on Windows
with NVDA.  I really need some assistance with this issue to make a
full transition to NVDA.

Software is alpine for Windows and Pico, also for Windows.  It is not
exactly that the software doesn't work at all, but it only partly
works.  For example, in editing a message, I can usually get speech in
the text, but there is no braille.  Sometimes while editing, when I
move down line by line I get no text, but I do get text moving up line
by line after moving down.  In the menu of messages, I can't see the
messages at all.



---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:33:26 +0000
From: Christopher Gray via Groups.Io <chris@...>
To: NVDA Mailing List <>
Subject: [nvda] Alpine and Pico


I use two fairly old pieces of software:  the Alpine email client; the
Pico text
editor.  Unfortunately, I don't seem to be able to get this software
to work
with NVDA.  It only shows a blank screen for me.

Pico is particularly portable and I'm betting that the two programs
have the
same screen issues since they were written by the same source.  I haven't
attached it here but sending it via email should be very simple.

Is there a way I can try to diagnose this?  Or, might somebody be
willing to
look at this who knows more about thwat they are doing?

Many thanks.


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