Re: Alpine and Pico (fwd)

Christopher Gray

Hi Ben:

I appreciate your willingness to help. I can probably send you the install software you need and will check on this, perhaps writing you off list if that's ok.

I don't think this is a hard job or an unreasonable request for this reason. Developers at both Virgo/Cobra and Window-Eyes did have to accommodate Alpine and Pico many years back. In both cases, the developers there told me this was a trivial fix/change and took less than an hour to implement.

Of course, things could be different today in NVDA's means of doing things. However, I still don't think it is unreasonable to ask that this at least be examined.


On Fri, 7 Feb 2020, ben via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi Chris,

i am not an NVDA developer, so I might be completely wrong, but I think this might be harder than you think to fix. The main problem you have is Pico and Alpine are hard to find online. At least I can't find Windows ports. Also, it depends if these programs are command line based as they are on Linux, or are they actual graphical versions. I have used Alpine and Nano under Linux, but it has been a while. If I can find the Windows versions, I will take a look and I will test them with a couple other screen readers.

I wish I could help more; you might have better luck filing an issue on GitHub.


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