Re: Gnopernicus/Magnifier on Xubuntu
It's certainly not a stupid question, but cutting edge access research XFCE is still fairly untested in this regard.
Originally Posted by RKCole
In principle it should work.
My question is this: Will Gnopernicus (especially the gnome-mag component) work with the Xubuntu distribution?
I did some testing but the AT-SPI stuff seems badly broken on edgy today so my results were mixed. I can get gnopernicus to run, but not the magnifier. kmag runs fine, but this does of course not have a cursor tracking feature.
In any case I would recomend using Orca instead of gnopernicus, the new screen reader and magnifier front-end for Gnome and XFCE. It starts fine on Xubuntu and text-to-speech works fine in some applications (like gedit), but not others (like abiword or openoffice). The magnifier part fails for the same reason that the gnopernicus one fails (as it does on gnome for that matter).
XFCE could certainly do with some AT testing and probably some bug reports here and there.
Henrik Nilsen OmmaUbuntu QA Team Lead