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== Prerequisits ==
 
== Prerequisits ==
* Working at-spi 2 (DBus at-spi)
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* Either build Qt 4.8 yourself (see below) or find distribution packages.
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* Working at-spi 2 (D-Bus at-spi)
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* Either build Qt 4.8 yourself (see below) or find distribution packages.
  
 
== Packages ==
 
== Packages ==
For opensuse there is a package
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* https://build.opensuse.org/package/show?package=qt-at-spi&project=KDE%3AQt
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For openSUSE there is a [https://build.opensuse.org/package/show?package=qt-at-spi&project=KDE%3AQt package].
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Ubuntu ships an outdated version of the plugin in 11.10 which will crash. Expect a better experience in 12.4.
 
Ubuntu ships an outdated version of the plugin in 11.10 which will crash. Expect a better experience in 12.4.
  
 
== Getting the Latest Code ==
 
== Getting the Latest Code ==
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=== Building Qt in your home directory ===
 
=== Building Qt in your home directory ===
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Only needed when you want to test the latest or your distribution does not have Qt 4.8 packages yet.
 
Only needed when you want to test the latest or your distribution does not have Qt 4.8 packages yet.
  
 
If you want to build Qt in you home directory, follow these instructions, otherwise skip to the next section.
 
If you want to build Qt in you home directory, follow these instructions, otherwise skip to the next section.
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  git clone git://gitorious.org/qt/qt.git ~/qt4
 
  git clone git://gitorious.org/qt/qt.git ~/qt4
 
  cd ~/qt4
 
  cd ~/qt4
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You do not have to make install. The configure options build without Phonon which avoids some problems with KDE applications that ship their own Phonon.
 
You do not have to make install. The configure options build without Phonon which avoids some problems with KDE applications that ship their own Phonon.
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After building Qt, you need to export a few variables so that it will be found by applications.
 
After building Qt, you need to export a few variables so that it will be found by applications.
  
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=== Bridge plugin ===
 
=== Bridge plugin ===
This is the plugin that makes Qt communicate with AT-SPI via DBus.
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This is the plugin that makes Qt communicate with AT-SPI via D-Bus.
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Once you have Qt 4.8, building this plugin is easy.
 
Once you have Qt 4.8, building this plugin is easy.
  
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  make install
 
  make install
  
You might need to use qmake-qt4 or qmake-4 if you have qmake default to the Qt 3 version.
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You might need to use <code>qmake-qt4</code> or <code>qmake4</code> if you have qmake default to the Qt 3 version. When building with system Qt, you'll have to use <code>sudo</code> to make install.
When building with system Qt, you'll have to use sudo to make install.
 
  
 
=== Running KDE/Qt applications ===
 
=== Running KDE/Qt applications ===
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Before starting an application you will have to set the environment variables as mentioned above if you build your own Qt. Otherwise just set:
 
Before starting an application you will have to set the environment variables as mentioned above if you build your own Qt. Otherwise just set:
  
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== Status ==
 
== Status ==
Please report problems you encounter on the [[email protected]].
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Please report problems you encounter on the [mailto:[email protected] [email protected]].
  
 
=== Qt 4.8.0 ===
 
=== Qt 4.8.0 ===
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  * The basics should work, Orca reads focused widgets
 
  * The basics should work, Orca reads focused widgets
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  * Many text editing widgets do not updated properly when editing or selecting text
 
  * Many text editing widgets do not updated properly when editing or selecting text
  
 
=== Qt 4.8.1 ===
 
=== Qt 4.8.1 ===
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You can grab the 4.8 branch from gitorious.
 
You can grab the 4.8 branch from gitorious.
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  * Better support in text editing widgets
 
  * Better support in text editing widgets
  
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== For More Information ==
 
== For More Information ==
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* [http://labs.qt.nokia.com/category/labs/accessibility/ Qt labs accessibility blog posts]
 
* [http://labs.qt.nokia.com/category/labs/accessibility/ Qt labs accessibility blog posts]
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* [https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/kde-accessibility KDE Accessibility mailing list]
 
* [https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/kde-accessibility KDE Accessibility mailing list]
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* [http://userbase.kde.org/Accessibility Accessibility information for KDE users]
 
* [http://userbase.kde.org/Accessibility Accessibility information for KDE users]
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* [http://userbase.kde.org/Accessibility/Application_Overview Accessibility status of KDE applications]
 
* [http://userbase.kde.org/Accessibility/Application_Overview Accessibility status of KDE applications]
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[[Category:Accessibility]]

Revision as of 16:48, 21 January 2012

Prerequisits

  • Working at-spi 2 (D-Bus at-spi)
  • Either build Qt 4.8 yourself (see below) or find distribution packages.

Packages

For openSUSE there is a package.

Ubuntu ships an outdated version of the plugin in 11.10 which will crash. Expect a better experience in 12.4.

Getting the Latest Code

Building Qt in your home directory

Only needed when you want to test the latest or your distribution does not have Qt 4.8 packages yet.

If you want to build Qt in you home directory, follow these instructions, otherwise skip to the next section.

git clone git://gitorious.org/qt/qt.git ~/qt4
cd ~/qt4
git checkout 4.8
./configure -confirm-license -opensource -no-phonon -debug -no-webkit -fast
make -j2

You do not have to make install. The configure options build without Phonon which avoids some problems with KDE applications that ship their own Phonon.

After building Qt, you need to export a few variables so that it will be found by applications.

export QTDIR="~/qt4"
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$QTDIR/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
export PATH=$QTDIR/bin:$PATH
export QT_ACCESSIBILITY=1

Bridge plugin

This is the plugin that makes Qt communicate with AT-SPI via D-Bus.

Once you have Qt 4.8, building this plugin is easy.

git clone git://gitorious.org/qt-at-spi/qt-at-spi.git
cd qt-at-spi
qmake
make
make install

You might need to use qmake-qt4 or qmake4 if you have qmake default to the Qt 3 version. When building with system Qt, you'll have to use sudo to make install.

Running KDE/Qt applications

Before starting an application you will have to set the environment variables as mentioned above if you build your own Qt. Otherwise just set:

export QT_ACCESSIBILITY=1

Then start the application in the same terminal.

Status

Please report problems you encounter on the [email protected].

Qt 4.8.0

* The basics should work, Orca reads focused widgets
* Many text editing widgets do not updated properly when editing or selecting text

Qt 4.8.1

You can grab the 4.8 branch from gitorious.

* Better support in text editing widgets

Open issues

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