Orca 2.22 Road Map

OVERALL STATUS: GNOME 2.22 was a very good release for Orca. One of the main highlights was drastically improved access to web content via Firefox 3.

With GNOME 2.20, we will have tackled a large portion of the problem space. As a result, we will have a better idea of the overall picture and will mostly likely need to do some refactoring of Orca's code/architecture to address spaces where Orca is weak. A big area of focus for Orca for GNOME 2.22 is likely to be on doing this refactoring. We will also continue rounding out accessibility to other areas (e.g., Thunderbird, OpenOffice Impress, OpenOffice Database) as well as working on providing requested features such as 'Screen Mode' navigation.

Bugs

Refactoring

  • Phase out Orca's atspi.py in favor of pyatspi.py. STATUS: DONE.
  • Speech Refactoring(+). STATUS: NOT DONE. DROPPING UNTIL GNOME SPEECH STORY IS IMPROVED.
    • Support switching between multiple locales(+)
    • Support finer granularity of voices(+)
  • Braille refactoring: STATUS: DID NOT DO BETTER INPUT/CONTROL FROM BRAILLE DEVICE - ADDRESS FOR GNOME 2.24
    • Support better input/control from braille device (text selection, navigation, etc.)(+)
    • Support display of text attribute information
    • Support contracted braille

(+) = if time permits

'Screen Mode' Presentation Manager(+)

STATUS: NOT DONE. REMOVED FROM CURRENT PLANS BUT IT REMAINS ON THE RADAR SCREEN.

  • Provide 'screen mode' presentation manager. This is potentially at risk due to the sheer amount of work we need to accomplish.

(+) = if time permits

Firefox 3.0 - better support for AJAX and ARIA

STATUS: DONE.

Thunderbird 3.0

STATUS: WORK STARTED. CONTINUE IN GNOME 2.24.

  • Provide compelling access to Thunderbird 3.0

OpenOffice

STATUS: WORK DELAYED DUE TO SCHEDULE ALIGNMENT PROBLEMS WITH OOO TEAM. CONTINUE IN GNOME 2.24.

  • Provide compelling/useful access to OpenOffice Impress(+)

  • Provide compelling/useful access to OpenOffice Database(+)

(+) = if time permits


Projects/Orca/RoadMap/TwoPointTwentyTwo (last edited 2013-11-22 19:22:26 by WilliamJonMcCann)