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Oct 12 2021, 9:12 AM (59 w, 17 h)

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Oct 8 2022

bmivzkrp added a comment to T10398: Update orca to 43.0.

Many thanks!

Oct 8 2022, 4:28 AM · Software

Sep 24 2022

bmivzkrp created T10398: Update orca to 43.0.
Sep 24 2022, 8:59 AM · Software

Aug 28 2022

bmivzkrp added a comment to T10363: Update speech-dispatcher to 0.11.2.

Many thanks

Aug 28 2022, 3:43 PM · Software

Aug 27 2022

bmivzkrp created T10363: Update speech-dispatcher to 0.11.2.
Aug 27 2022, 8:58 AM · Software

Aug 6 2022

bmivzkrp added a comment to T10110: Update orca to 42.3.

@algent
Many thanks

Aug 6 2022, 7:45 AM · Software

Jul 18 2022

bmivzkrp renamed T10110: Update orca to 42.3 from Update orca to 42.0 to Update orca to 42.3.
Jul 18 2022, 8:40 AM · Software
bmivzkrp added a comment to T10146: Update at-spi2 to 2.44.1.

@ZachBacon Understood. Thank you.

Jul 18 2022, 8:19 AM · Software
bmivzkrp added a comment to T10146: Update at-spi2 to 2.44.1.

@ZachBacon Many thanks.
I just noticed that version 2.45.1 is already available. Could you update to it?

Jul 18 2022, 6:51 AM · Software
bmivzkrp added a comment to T10147: Update pyatspy2 to 2.38.2.

@ZachBacon Many thanks!

Jul 18 2022, 6:21 AM · Software

Jun 25 2022

bmivzkrp added a comment to T10146: Update at-spi2 to 2.44.1.

Please do not forget about this task

Jun 25 2022, 10:08 AM · Software
bmivzkrp renamed T10146: Update at-spi2 to 2.44.1 from Update at-spi2 to 2.44.0 to Update at-spi2 to 2.44.1.
Jun 25 2022, 10:07 AM · Software
bmivzkrp added a comment to T10147: Update pyatspy2 to 2.38.2.

Please do not forget about this task

Jun 25 2022, 9:50 AM · Software

Jun 18 2022

bmivzkrp added a comment to T10290: Update espeak-ng to 1.51.

@EbonJaeger Many thanks

Jun 18 2022, 2:59 PM · Software

Jun 13 2022

bmivzkrp updated the task description for T10290: Update espeak-ng to 1.51.
Jun 13 2022, 2:43 PM · Software
bmivzkrp created T10290: Update espeak-ng to 1.51.
Jun 13 2022, 2:37 PM · Software

Mar 23 2022

bmivzkrp renamed T10146: Update at-spi2 to 2.44.1 from Update at-spi2 to 2.42.0 to Update at-spi2 to 2.44.0.
Mar 23 2022, 1:59 PM · Software
bmivzkrp renamed T10110: Update orca to 42.3 from Update orca to 41.1 to Update orca to 42.0.
Mar 23 2022, 1:33 PM · Software

Mar 13 2022

bmivzkrp added a comment to T10145: Update Speech-dispatcher to 0.11.1.

Many thanks. Now Speech-dispatcher finds sd_rhvoice.

Mar 13 2022, 4:34 PM · Software
bmivzkrp added a comment to T10172: Request to improve the structure of RHVoice packages.

@DataDrake I only broadcast requests from users who do not know English, as well as those who have limited Internet access.

Mar 13 2022, 12:48 PM · Software
bmivzkrp added a comment to T10172: Request to improve the structure of RHVoice packages.

@DataDrake The fact is that over time, the number of voices will increase, and the package will grow. How to be in this situation to users who have a slow Internet?

Mar 13 2022, 8:39 AM · Software
bmivzkrp added a comment to T10145: Update Speech-dispatcher to 0.11.1.

Many thanks from users from Ukraine. Speech-dispatcher works fine.
But now there is another problem: We must to update RHVoice, because the sd_rhvoice module is installed in the /usr/lib64/speech-dispatcher-modules directory, but need to /usr/lib64/speech-dispatcher/speech-dispatcher-modules.

Mar 13 2022, 7:57 AM · Software

Feb 25 2022

bmivzkrp added a comment to T10172: Request to improve the structure of RHVoice packages.

The RHVoice repository also includes documentation (doc folder). It would be possible to make a package rhvoice-doc, or several packages, ie separately for each language. Currently, the documentation is available in Ukrainian, English and Russian.

Feb 25 2022, 5:40 PM · Software

Feb 24 2022

bmivzkrp added a comment to T10172: Request to improve the structure of RHVoice packages.

Pronunciation dictionary for the Ukrainian language can also be separated into a separate package rhvoice-ukrainian-dictionary.

Feb 24 2022, 8:55 PM · Software
bmivzkrp created T10172: Request to improve the structure of RHVoice packages.
Feb 24 2022, 8:50 PM · Software
bmivzkrp added a comment to T10128: rhvoice.

Many thanks to everyone involved.

Feb 24 2022, 8:03 PM · Package Requests

Feb 9 2022

bmivzkrp added a comment to T10124: Firefox: The interface language is not saved.

I just updated Firefox. The problem has not disappeared.

Feb 9 2022, 12:06 PM · Software

Feb 8 2022

bmivzkrp added a comment to T10124: Firefox: The interface language is not saved.

Unfortunately, the problem still exists.

Feb 8 2022, 8:53 PM · Software
bmivzkrp reopened T10124: Firefox: The interface language is not saved as "Open".
Feb 8 2022, 8:52 PM · Software
bmivzkrp added a comment to T10124: Firefox: The interface language is not saved.

@joebonrichie Don t forget about our experiment. I m currently using the Unstable repository, so I can check this before updating the package in Stable. Firefox 97 was released today.

Feb 8 2022, 6:07 PM · Software

Feb 5 2022

bmivzkrp added a comment to T10128: rhvoice.

Since I recently asked for an update to Speech-dispatcher, I think it is necessary to write about it.
RHVoice is already compatible with Speech-dispatcher 0.11.1. That is, so far RHVoice plays the audio stream on its own, but it also works in 0.11.1.

Feb 5 2022, 6:31 PM · Package Requests

Feb 4 2022

bmivzkrp added a comment to T10154: Accessibility: Electron / Chrome based applications.

@EbonJaeger Thank you very much, I understand you.

Feb 4 2022, 8:38 PM · Software
bmivzkrp added a comment to T10154: Accessibility: Electron / Chrome based applications.

@DataDrake It looks like my English is very bad, so I ll explain in more detail.
For example - Element: the latest version of Element uses Electron-15. Is it built in Solus using this version of Electron? I have no experience and I don t know how to check it. Also, even in the latest version of Element, I notice bugs that I ve been seeing for a long time. Unable to select text using Shift and arrow keys, and I can t expand the room tree (Chrome doesn t have this problem). Therefore, I suspected that Solus Element and possibly other applications could be built using older versions of Electron, especially since some developers support building their applications with different versions of Electron.
That s why I decided to draw attention to the importance of using the latest versions of Electron in the context of accessibility (that is, if possible, it is better that applications are built using the latest version).

Feb 4 2022, 6:02 PM · Software
bmivzkrp added a comment to T10154: Accessibility: Electron / Chrome based applications.

@EbonJaeger I understand that. But if it happens that the developers for some reason use an older version of Electron, but also support newer versions, then I would like us at Solus to use the latest version of Electron, because it improves accessibility for blind users.

Feb 4 2022, 10:13 AM · Software

Feb 3 2022

bmivzkrp created T10154: Accessibility: Electron / Chrome based applications.
Feb 3 2022, 1:34 PM · Software
bmivzkrp created T10153: Accessibility: Solus-MATE and GTK4.
Feb 3 2022, 10:18 AM · Software

Feb 2 2022

bmivzkrp updated the task description for T10105: Request to add Ocrdesktop.
Feb 2 2022, 3:13 PM · Needs Maintainer, Package Requests

Jan 30 2022

bmivzkrp created T10147: Update pyatspy2 to 2.38.2.
Jan 30 2022, 5:45 PM · Software
bmivzkrp created T10146: Update at-spi2 to 2.44.1.
Jan 30 2022, 5:32 PM · Software
bmivzkrp created T10145: Update Speech-dispatcher to 0.11.1.
Jan 30 2022, 4:55 PM · Software
bmivzkrp created T10144: Request to add Fenrir.
Jan 30 2022, 2:29 PM · Package Requests
bmivzkrp renamed T10143: Request to add Espeakup from Запит на додання to Request to add Espeakup.
Jan 30 2022, 12:19 PM · Package Requests
bmivzkrp created T10143: Request to add Espeakup.
Jan 30 2022, 12:06 PM · Package Requests

Jan 29 2022

bmivzkrp added a comment to T10128: rhvoice.

I forgot to add.
It is probably better to add a dummy configuration file to RHVoice

Jan 29 2022, 8:37 PM · Package Requests

Jan 25 2022

bmivzkrp added a comment to T10128: rhvoice.

@nazar I m reluctant to use the forum because it has accessibility issues, and I can t set up my account properly.

Jan 25 2022, 3:13 PM · Package Requests

Jan 24 2022

bmivzkrp updated subscribers of T10110: Update orca to 42.3.

@DataDrake Please apologize for breaking the rules. Could you help me? I wish we also had AT-SPI and Speech-dispatcher updates, but I feel like I can t make the right update request because I don t know everything about the accessibility infrastructure.

Jan 24 2022, 6:07 PM · Software
bmivzkrp added a comment to T10128: rhvoice.

@nazar Thanks. I, as well as other blind users from Ukraine and Russia, would very much like RHVoice speech synthesizer to be in the Solus repository. But I couldn t make the request correctly, because almost every RHVoice component is allocated to a separate module, and I just don t know how to write a package request in this case.
Apparently, you need to create a system of dependencies so that each user can set only the votes he needs, because RHVoice has a lot of votes, and new votes are added almost every month.

Jan 24 2022, 5:53 PM · Package Requests

Jan 18 2022

bmivzkrp created T10124: Firefox: The interface language is not saved.
Jan 18 2022, 4:11 PM · Software

Jan 15 2022

bmivzkrp created T10110: Update orca to 42.3.
Jan 15 2022, 5:49 PM · Software

Jan 13 2022

bmivzkrp added a comment to T10105: Request to add Ocrdesktop.

Maybe this will come in handy (in particular, there is information about dependencies):
https://mail.gnome.org/archives/orca-list/2022-January/msg00157.html

Jan 13 2022, 1:49 PM · Needs Maintainer, Package Requests
bmivzkrp created T10105: Request to add Ocrdesktop.
Jan 13 2022, 1:09 PM · Needs Maintainer, Package Requests

Oct 28 2021

bmivzkrp changed the status of T9978: pulseaudio: too high quality resample-method from Invalid to Resolved.
Oct 28 2021, 3:40 PM · Software
bmivzkrp added a comment to T9978: pulseaudio: too high quality resample-method.

It seems that I still solved the problem. To avoid sound distortion, you need to convert Raw to Wav. Then play the sound with Paplay.

Oct 28 2021, 3:39 PM · Software
bmivzkrp added a comment to T9260: installer is inaccessible to the screen reader orca.

At the moment, there are some accessibility issues that I ve tried to capture and described here:
https://github.com/getsolus/os-installer/issues/9

Oct 28 2021, 3:35 PM · Installation

Oct 24 2021

bmivzkrp closed T9978: pulseaudio: too high quality resample-method as Invalid.
Oct 24 2021, 8:52 PM · Software
bmivzkrp added a comment to T9978: pulseaudio: too high quality resample-method.

OK. Sorry for the false alarm, and thank you for helping to clarify the situation.
Since I am the only one currently reporting this issue, I m closing this task. I like Sox-based resampling techniques, so I slowed down the speech synthesizer to avoid sound distortion.
Also, I now see that Pulseaudio in Solus is configured better than in other distributions I ve used. So accept my most sincere apologies.

Oct 24 2021, 8:50 PM · Software
bmivzkrp added a comment to T9978: pulseaudio: too high quality resample-method.

@DataDrake First of all, thank you so much for taking such things into account. I assumed that it had not even been tested or researched (I mean the Accessibility aspect).
Therefore:

  1. I managed to get Espeak-NG to work. I can t describe how I did it, but I restarted Pulseaudio exactly a few times. That is, you are one hundred percent right .;
  2. To play the audio stream in raw format, which generates ru_tts, I use the Play utility. Your words made me investigate the problem in more detail. I have found that the endings of words disappear only if the speed exceeds a certain limit. But ... This does not happen if resample-method is used by default.

In any case, there are fears that this will be faced by users who are forced to use voices connected via sd_generic. It would be very good if you could investigate why this is happening. But in general - we can assume that you have overcome me. )
Delays after some of my manipulations disappeared even for ru_tts.

Oct 24 2021, 7:58 PM · Software
bmivzkrp added a comment to T9978: pulseaudio: too high quality resample-method.

@JoshStrobl This situation has long been known to all, which is why other distributions do not use similar things.
Speech synthesizers do nothing special. They simply generate a sound stream in Raw or Wav format, and either play it with Pulseaudio, or with user-selected means (such as Play from Sox).
When listening to long sound tracks, this effect is invisible, only when playing very short sound events.
Blind users depend on the sound, so they tried to configure some sound in different distributions, and the effect was the same. Therefore, as a rule, stopped on ffmpeg. I know several such blind users.
I still suggest not to lean towards the majority, but to find some reasonable compromise, so that it was good for both blind users and people who see.
This is one hundred percent not a synthesizer, and not my equipment. But I can t show you the sound reproduction spectrogram.
Please note the following detail: finding information on how to set up Pulseaudio is very simple. It will be difficult for a blind user to understand what the problem is. He will try to contact the Orca Mailing List, or the developers of Espeak-NG. Will get the answer that everyone is fine and decide that this Solus somehow destroys the accessibility ...
That is, it is easier for a person who sees to set up Pulseaudio for themselves than for a blind user to find the cause of sound problems.

Oct 24 2021, 6:55 PM · Software
bmivzkrp created T9978: pulseaudio: too high quality resample-method.
Oct 24 2021, 2:13 PM · Software

Oct 15 2021

bmivzkrp renamed T9959: Request for additional speech synthesizers from Запит на включення додаткових синтезаторів мовлення to Request for additional speech synthesizers.
Oct 15 2021, 2:30 PM · Package Requests
bmivzkrp created T9959: Request for additional speech synthesizers.
Oct 15 2021, 2:29 PM · Package Requests
bmivzkrp created T9957: Solus-MATE: The icons on the panel are not accessible for Orca.
Oct 15 2021, 12:17 PM · Software, Upstream Issue

Oct 14 2021

DrSheppard awarded T9946: Solus-MATE: Super+ALT+s is not working a Love token.
Oct 14 2021, 8:21 PM · Software

Oct 13 2021

bmivzkrp added a comment to T9946: Solus-MATE: Super+ALT+s is not working.

OK. I ll just describe how it works in other distributions. This information may be useful:

Oct 13 2021, 8:02 PM · Software
bmivzkrp created T9952: Concerns about losing accessibility.
Oct 13 2021, 7:30 PM · Software
bmivzkrp created T9951: Super+ALT+s does not work on the installed system.
Oct 13 2021, 2:20 PM · Software
bmivzkrp added a comment to T9946: Solus-MATE: Super+ALT+s is not working.

I finally clarify the situation.
Although Super+ALT+s works on the login screen, it is not configured in the user account. I see that in the settings of the MATE keyboard shortcuts, nothing is assigned to the Toggle Screen Reader function. Because of this, the user cannot use this keyboard shortcut.
This key combination controls the parameter:

Oct 13 2021, 9:13 AM · Software

Oct 12 2021

bmivzkrp added a comment to T9946: Solus-MATE: Super+ALT+s is not working.

Excuse me for inattention. It seems that in the installed system (at least on the Qemu-KVM virtual machine), Super + Alt + s also works incorrectly:

  1. On the login screen, I can turn Orca on and off;
  2. After logging in, Orcane does not talk to me, and this keyboard shortcut does not work. It is necessary to use the dialog of start of programs (just in case I use the orca -r command).

Sorry for my bad English.

Oct 12 2021, 4:31 PM · Software
bmivzkrp created T9947: Solus-MATE: Enable Assistive Technologies for Live Mode.
Oct 12 2021, 3:31 PM · Software
bmivzkrp created T9946: Solus-MATE: Super+ALT+s is not working.
Oct 12 2021, 1:59 PM · Software
bmivzkrp created T9945: Espeak-NG update request.
Oct 12 2021, 1:50 PM · Software
bmivzkrp created T9944: Solus-MATE: welcome sound in Live mode.
Oct 12 2021, 1:05 PM · Software