[rescue] Linux wet paint, was Re: Spark10 CPU question (must fix - SPARC damnit :-) )

Stefan Skoglund (lokal användare) stefan.skoglund at agj.net
Thu Dec 22 15:54:47 CST 2016

tor 2016-12-22 klockan 19:23 +0000 skrev Liam Proven: 
> On 17 December 2016 at 22:54, Stefan Skoglund (lokal anvC$ndare)
> <stefan.skoglund at agj.net> wrote:
> > Haa, Sun made a fairly big commitment toward usability and accessibility
> > in GNOME from version 1 until end of GNOME 2 development. Including
> > writing a fair amount of the code in atk and the corresponding
> > documentation.
> Could you give me any direct pointers or examples, please? And what is
> ``atk''?

atk is the accessibility library for Gtk.
Sun early on did a major usability test (and report) of GNOME 1 (this
was in 2001.)
It was a Sun UI designer/developer (Calum Benson) who was responsible
and leading the HIG for GNOME 2 ie the documentation of how things
should work.


> > Which the new tablet/smartphone (and javascript) metaphor of GNOME 3 the
> > new developers basically just threw it all away
> I have been taking them up on that recently. They do not see it that way.
> > - it was believed
> > simpler to redo Sun's work...
> Which work exactly?

> > Which means that GNOME 3 accessibility isnt up to what it should be.
> Well true... but I tried G2 with a blind friend of mine and it really
> was Not Good.

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