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> > firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > >
> > > That is why it will be difficult for me to work on Emacspeak. But I
> > > will accept an RPM done by someone else. :-)
> > The original RPMS install seamlessly and edit scripts to add
> > themselves in nicely. In other words they behave like good Indi
> > RPMS. I am hardpresed to think of what to improve :).
> > There is a good excuse for making an exception in this case.
> > It's called "Accessibility options". Even Windows NT 5 has a
> > speech mode ( narrator ) built in. Sure it doesn't give much
> > useful information and my girlfriend wrote a 2 page bug report
> > ( I am a MS BETA tester too :) explaining how to make it useful.
> If people begin writing NT bug reports on paper then there will be no
> trees on Earth. :-)
She wrote it in WordPerfect 5.1 for DOS ( That's what's on her
486 Laptop and it gets along nicely with her Double-talk ). That's
how I got the page count. I converted it to ASCII and attached it
to EMail. In all fairness NT5/W2k is BETA so bugs are expected.
If they were to ship it this year as planed that would be a tragedy.
( I support PCs and Networks for a Living and money aside, All
nightdress are no fun ).
BTW : In related news I just got email that the March BETAs won't
make it out. Apparently they have "technical difficulties"
( My guess ... It won't even compile anymore ).
> > EMacspeak however she finds useful today and will take the
> > months ( perhaps years ) to learn Emacs' arcane commands so
> > that she can teach it as a class to other blind people.
> Emacs is not arcane. It is very intuitive. For instance CTRL-X-F
> means open an X File. The ones you find in Mulder' and Sculley'
> office. :-)
I stand corrected :).
The good thing about it is that almost everything can be done with
2 to 4 keystrokes. No pull down menues needed. I keep wondering
if it was actually designed by RMS or his blind pal.
It's a major pain for me and I may never learn it. Thus becoming
a unique specimen. A Techy who doesn't use Emacs with a wife who
dose ( The revers of the norm ).
- From: Kevin Forge <email@example.com>