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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 13:56:30 +0200

Hi Daniel,

Regarding the cygwin compiler and its inaccessible setup. Following your
idea, I will get sighted assistance to help me install it, so I can move on.
Meanwhile, I'm awaiting the answer from the cygwin guys, if they answer at
all. Due to the high volume on their list they say, that many of the mails
we send may go unanswered. But it would be awesome if it gets fixed.

----- Original Message -----
From: "daniel dalton" <>
To: "'Rockbox'" <>
Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2007 12:27 PM
Subject: RE: thanks, and some other questions and comments.

> Hi Paul,
> 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.
> Try the rockbox dev list.
> Go to the mailing list link from the rockbox home page for details.
> 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?
> I am blind myself and needed sighted help to install cygwin.
> It is very good when it is up and running but is quite complicated to
> install.
> Let me know if you have any further questions.
> Good luck!
> Daniel.
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Received on 2007-06-09

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