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Subject: RE: cygwin packages instalation with jaws and a few other questions

RE: cygwin packages instalation with jaws and a few other questions

From: RaeNye <>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 02:02:46 +0300

I'm not sure it has to do with accessibility per-se, but I find the colinux
environment far superior to cygwin, since you actually run a full-fledged
linux kernel.
Once you set it up (rather easy -- just run the option-less installer or
extract a zip file and run a couple of command lines), you can either ssh
into the environment, open a console-like connection or even run a xterm on
a Windows X server (e.g., xming).

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Andrew Hart
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2007 01:30
To: Rockbox development
Subject: Re: cygwin packages instalation with jaws and a few other questions

Tyler W wrote:
> Hello,
> I've been trying to instal cygwin to compile patches and such,
> however, I'm having a slight problem.
> WhenI go to try and select various packages, i can't find the listbox,
> condo box- or anything else that says to select a package- so I
> searched on the mailing list and found something about graphics
> labeling. I've no experience with this, so if there's any blind users
> using cygwin that were able to select the various packages with jaws
> required to compile and such, I"D appreciate it.

[snip rest]


Yes. That was I who wrote about the graphics labelling. If you are using a
video card set to 32-bit colour depth and 1024x768 resolution, my JAWS
graphics file will probably work for you. I recommend you contact me
off-list if you want it. I needed sighted assistance initially to figure
out which graphics needed labelling, but once I had done that, I was able to
perform a fairly minimal Cygwin installation by only selecting the packages
I wanted and then set up a Rockbox development environment. Mind you, it's
still not pretty to do, because it's all pure mouse work with the JAWS

Received on 2007-07-26

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