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Subject: Port of rbutil to QT4

Port of rbutil to QT4

From: James Teh <>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 14:32:49 +1000

Hi all,

I notice rbutil is being ported to QT4. Doing a quick Google, I did find
something about it being ported to QT4 so that a dictionary manager
could be written, but nothing more than that. Why is it being ported
from wx? Will the wx version go away or ceased to be maintained?

The reason I ask is that although I haven't used rbutil myself as yet,
the fact that it is written in wx means that it is at least partially
accessible to screen readers under Windows and gtk2. (Indeed, a quick
search of the mailing list seems to confirm that others have had some
success in terms of accessibility.) This is because wx uses native,
standard widgets on each platform. However, I suspect QT4 is not
accessible under Windows unless they have implemented MSAA. I am not
certain of this, but it is highly likely; no version of QT I have seen
so far is accessible in Windows.


James Teh
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Received on 2007-07-26

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