Re: Alpine and Pico (fwd)


Jason White
 

If you can run it in a terminal, the recently improved console support for NVDA (coming in 2019.3) may make the experience better.

 

I haven’t used Pine/Alpine for a very long time indeed. At some point I switched to Mutt, and found it to be preferable – at least as a text-based email client.

 

From: <nvda@nvda.groups.io> on behalf of Arlene <nedster66@...>
Reply-To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Date: Friday, February 7, 2020 at 12:59
To: "nvda@nvda.groups.io" <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [nvda] 3rd Request for Assistance

 

Not sure if they made any developments for windows. I know it is or still is used for Linux.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: February 7, 2020 9:56 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] 3rd Request for Assistance

 

How well does Alpine work for Windows?  I believe I tried it and its

predecessor Pine and it wasn't very accessible.

 

 

 

On 2/7/2020 12:31 PM, Christopher Gray wrote:

> Hi and thanks for the response.

> I am using it on Windows 7 and Windows 10 on two different computers. 

> Alpine version is 2.20.

> I invoke Alpine from the Windows command line and not through a

> terminal program.

> Chris

> On Fri, 7 Feb 2020, Tyler Spivey via Groups.Io wrote:

>> What version of alpine are you running, on what operating system? Are

>> you using it through a terminal program or native?

>> 

>> 

>> On 2/7/2020 9:12 AM, Christopher Gray wrote:

>>>  Hi:

>>> 

>>>  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

>>>  Window-Eyes.

>>> 

>>>  Chris

>>> 

>>>  ---------- Forwarded message ----------

>>>  Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2020 16:52:30 +0000

>>>  From: Christopher Gray via Groups.Io <chris@...>

>>>  Reply-To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

>>>  To: NVDA Mailing List <nvda@nvda.groups.io>

>>>  Subject: [nvda] Alpine and Pico (fwd)

>>> 

>>>  Hello:

>>> 

>>>  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.

>>> 

>>>  Thanks.

>>> 

>>>  Chris

>>> 

>>>  ---------- Forwarded message ----------

>>>  Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:33:26 +0000

>>>  From: Christopher Gray via Groups.Io <chris@...>

>>>  Reply-To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

>>>  To: NVDA Mailing List <nvda@nvda.groups.io>

>>>  Subject: [nvda] Alpine and Pico

>>> 

>>>  Hi:

>>> 

>>>  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.

>>> 

>>>  Chris

>>> 

>>> 

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> ****************************************

> Have you considered Annual Giving or including a gift to Missouri

> Council of the Blind in

> your Will or Estate Plan?  Contact me as shown below and I can help

> you with this.

> ----------------------------------------

> Christopher Gray, Executive Director

> Missouri Council of the Blind

> 5453 Chippewa

> St. Louis, MO 63109

> Phone:     (314) 832-7172

> Toll-free: (800) 342-5632

> Fax:       (314) 832-7796

> Like Jazz?  Want to know more about jazz?

> Tune into "A Journey into Jazz" with the Jazz Guys on the Global

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> Pacific

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> Can't listen live? go to theglobalvoice.info and choose the "Listen to

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> Or, subscribe to us through iTunes or TuneIn Radio.

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