Testing accessibility / sample apps

Stephen F Northover steve.x.northover at oracle.com
Fri Jun 20 12:46:32 UTC 2014

Hello Jann!

As soon as the 8u40 repos open, the Accessibility code will be put back 
along with the recent fixes for JAWS.  Since OpenJFX (and the JDK) does 
not have nightly builds, unless you want to wait for an EA build of 8u40 
or 9, you will need to get OpenJFX and build it.  This is really the 
best way to work with the team anyway because you can get fixes as they 
are made.  EA builds take a while to come out and there is no substitute 
for running on the latest code base.

Unfortunately due to Microsoft, building OpenJFX is a bit harder on 
Windows.  However, it is doable and the build instructions should be 
complete.  If they are not (and if you hit any problems), please post 
back to this list.

Here are the build instructions:


Many committers use an IDE (you don't have to) and OpenJFX is supports 
the three major IDE vendors:


Looking forward to working with you,

On 2014-06-19, 7:10 PM, Felipe Heidrich wrote:
> Hi Jann,
> Unfortunately Linux support is not in the plan for 8u40.
> Windows 7 is supported and we have recently fixed JAWS support (see https://javafx-jira.kenai.com/browse/RT-37530 and https://javafx-jira.kenai.com/browse/RT-37609).
> Unfortunately due to the 8u20 to 8u40 transition the code has not being released yet, but soon.
> The majority of our testing was done using Narrator. That said, I also tested NVDA lastest version on Windows 8 and I didn’t see any major problems.
> On the Mac we tested with VoiceOver.
> Regards,
> Felipe
> On Jun 19, 2014, at 2:24 PM, Jann Schneider <jann.schneider at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> As a blind java developer i'm interessted in testing the accessibility of JavaFX and maybe help to find some issues.
>> I've just set up my build environment on my ubuntu 14.04 laptop and checked out the project files as described in the wiki. I could also set it up on a windows 7 with Jaws 15 and NVDa (don't know what the current version is) for comparison..
>> No i am wondering if there are some examples i could try?
>> Regards Jann

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