I actually found a solution to the Cygwin installation problem which might
be of interest to other screen reader users.
I downloaded setup.exe and installed all in the categories mmentioned in the
Rockbox wiki and then installed the Cross Compiler (my own player is Ipod
Video 5.5 gen and the cross compiler is therefore arm-elf-gcc). After
installation of the cross compiler I thought I was ready to proceed with
making my own build.
Not so fast. I had forgotten adding the cross compiler to my $PATH
environment variable, so I had to do some quick research on environment
vairable conventions in Cygwin before I could start.
Now I have succeeded in compiling my own build for Ipod Video and intend to
play around with patches. However, Rockbox already works very stable on
Many thanks to the rockbox developers. I have made a donation of USD 20.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Herngaard" <pethern_at_email.dk>
To: "Rockbox" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2007 1:55 AM
Subject: Re: thanks, and some other questions and comments.
> Hello Paul
> I have the same experience, and the selection of packages in the Cygwin
> setup program is not accessible to JAWS, and I presume other screen
> Simply bad luck.
> There is probably nothing to do about it.
> Best Wishes,
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Paul Erkens" <pjealt_at_xs4all.nl>
> To: "Rockbox" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
> Sent: Friday, June 08, 2007 7:07 PM
> Subject: Re: thanks, and some other questions and comments.
>> Hi Steve B Pondlife,
>> As a blind user, I'm in the process of following your directions to
>> prepare my environment to compile a patched version of rockbox. Patches
>> are regularly posted, and I'm willing to test them, because rockbox is
>> just too exciting to not contribute. My question is a bit off topic for
>> this list, and I hope you can direct me further to a place where this
>> I record often, and I would like to test your patches. To do so, I'm
>> installing the cygwin environment for windows, like you advised. During
>> setup, I encounter the following accessibility situation.
>> When asked to choose which packages to install, the interface in cygwin's
>> setup.exe is not clear to me. There are a few radio buttons on the
>> screen, out of which the one labeled "curr" is selected, likely telling
>> setup to install the current versions of the packages on the mirrors on
>> internet. The view is set to "cathegory" by default.
>> Once you click a cathegory, it expands and you can choose which tool(s)
>> to install.
>> However, having reached the bottom of the screen, there obviously are
>> many more items, but I don't have a way to scroll down. Page down does
>> nothing, neither does that work if I first click an item or cathegory, to
>> make the list gain focus.
>> Is there a visual element on the screen to scroll down that sighted users
>> utilize? A scroll bar or something else? I checked, but my screen reader
>> does not see it. It must therefore be a non-standard, custom windows
>> control, if it's there at all. I need to know how to scroll the display
>> down, in order to complete cygwin installation, so I can move ahead
>> towards trying out the rockbox patch. Can you tell me more?
Received on 2007-06-10