GNOME Accessibility Bugs
By user12607856 on Feb 15, 2008
Over the last three or four weeks I've been triaging the huge number of GNOME accessibility bugs that we currently have. You can find the current list here.
It was even longer a month ago. There are several that have been closed out as they are no longer reproducible and, after a gentle prod, a few others have been closed as fixed using the patches that were attached to them (or a slightly modified version thereof).
But there are still a lot that remain. Here's the totals by product:
- at-spi gtk+
- epiphany gdm
- gnome-applet gnome-mag gnome-speech
- at-poke xscreensaver
- ekiga tracker vte
- gnome-media gtkhtml2 HIG
- gnome-desktop gnome-games gnome-screensaver GtkHtml rhythmbox
- balsa dasher f-spot glade3 gnome-main-menu gnome-session gnome-terminal libgnomecanvas libgnomeui libwnck planner totem
- accerciser anjuta bug-buddy bugzilla.gnome.org conglomerate devhelp dia doxygen evince Evolution.Data-Server gcalctool gconf-editor gdl gftp glade gnome-alsamixer gnome-user-daemon gnome-utils gnome-vfs gtkmm gucharmap java-gnome libglade libgnomedb ORBit2 printman sawfish system-monitor Tomboy xchat-gnome
Here's some notes:
- The bug/enhancement list is generated by looking for bugs which have
a keyword of "accessibility". There will be a lot of accessibility
bugs out there which have omitted this keyword and therefore don't
show up on this list. For example, there are 28 accerciser bugs and
enhancements filed, but only one of them has the requisite keyword.
- The Orca bug/enhancement count is misleading. There are currently 160
bugs/enhancements filed against Orca, but 59 are what we call "tracker"
bugs. This is where we file an Orca bug that tracks another accessibility
bug. The other bug might also be in the GNOME bug tracking database, but
it could also be for other products like OpenOffice or Firefox, which
use their own separate bug tracking systems. The Orca tracking bugs have
"[blocked]" prefixed to their Summaries.
- Some of these accessibility bugs have been open for almost six years.
So, for any GNOME maintainers reading this, I encourage you to try to get these bugs fixed. We (the accessibility team) quite often see "but I know nothing about accessibility" as comments on the bug reports. That's okay (well it isn't really, but let's not go there) and if that's the case, just let us know (via a comment on the bug) and we'll try to help you.