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locked Exporting NVDA features to Orca


John J. Boyer
 

Hello,

I hope the moderator will excuse this slightly off-topic message.
I want to improve the Orca screenreader for Linux by exporting NVDA features to it. Some have already been exported. I wish to continue this work.
If you are also interested please contact me offlist at
John.boyer@...

Thanks,
John

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Andy B.
 

What ones?

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of John J. Boyer
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Subject: [nvda] Exporting NVDA features to Orca

Hello,

I hope the moderator will excuse this slightly off-topic message.
I want to improve the Orca screenreader for Linux by exporting NVDA features
to it. Some have already been exported. I wish to continue this work.
If you are also interested please contact me offlist at
John.boyer@...

Thanks,
John

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Email: john.boyer@...
website: http://www.abilitiessoft.org
Status: Company dissolved but website and email addresses live.
Location: Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Mission: developing assistive technology software and providing STEM
services
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John J. Boyer
 

For example, specifying line and page lengths, better handling of websites.

Orca has many fewer developers than NVDA, but since they are both written in Python much code could be copied without great alterations.
They are both under the GPL (GNU General Public license).
John

On Wed, Oct 21, 2020 at 09:38:45AM -0400, Andy B. wrote:
What ones?


-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of John J. Boyer
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:20 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Exporting NVDA features to Orca

Hello,

I hope the moderator will excuse this slightly off-topic message.
I want to improve the Orca screenreader for Linux by exporting NVDA features
to it. Some have already been exported. I wish to continue this work.
If you are also interested please contact me offlist at
John.boyer@...

Thanks,
John

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Location: Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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I'm not going to lock this topic, because to my mind it is NVDA related.  But, it's NVDA-related in a way not really suited to an end user venue like this one.

As bizarre as it may seem, I'd advise you to take this to the Chat Subgroup, where there are no topic restrictions (within the realm of decency) and where a long and complicated conversation about the "under the hood" bits involved in such an effort can be discussed at length, and with as many members from the group as are interested in working on such an effort involved.

I'd move this topic there if I could, but Groups.io does not offer a mechanism to do so.

I suspect that there is a small, but significant, minority of the membership who might take a keen interest in an effort such as this.  For those that don't, and are already members of the Chat Subgroup, that's what the "Mute this Topic" link at the end of messages is for.
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Luis Carlos González Moráles
 

As of now both are programmed with the same python version, E.G. Python 3? Does ORKA have additional features that we want to add in NVDA and vice-versa?

John J. Boyer wrote:

Hello,

I hope the moderator will excuse this slightly off-topic message.
I want to improve the Orca screenreader for Linux by exporting NVDA features to it. Some have already been exported. I wish to continue this work.
If you are also interested please contact me offlist at
John.boyer@...

Thanks,
John
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Now I am locking this topic, as I do not want to go down the rabbit hole of digging into the internals and specific features of Orca on this group, which is entirely off-topic on this group.

If there is a wish to have an extended discussion regarding cross-pollination between NVDA and Orca, please open it and conduct it on the NVDA Chat Subgroup or elsewhere:

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