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Subject: Re: thanks, and some other questions and comments.

Re: thanks, and some other questions and comments.

From: Paul Erkens <>
Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2007 13:49:06 +0200

Hi Peter Herngaard,

Regarding the inaccessible screen in the Cygwin compiler setup screen that
we're trying to use to compile patches into rockbox, I'm preparing a message
for the cygwin mailing list. That too is an open source effort, and although
their policy on their website is very discouraging to send messages to their
list, I'll do so anyway. If it gets fixed, we can help in testing the
patches that rockbox developers are creating, based on our bug reports or
feature requests. I'll keep you posted.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Herngaard" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
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
> readers.
> Simply bad luck.
> There is probably nothing to do about it.
> Best Wishes,
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Paul Erkens" <>
> To: "Rockbox" <>
> 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
>> belongs.
>> 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?
>> Paul.
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